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Auction 153, Lot 747

"[Lot of 2 - Coptic/Arabic Lectionary Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 13 inches
23.6 x 33 cm

Two very fine manuscript leaves from a Coptic-Arabic lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. The first sheet is embellished with Coptic decoration on recto. The text is written in Coptic with an Arabic translation, in black, red and yellow ink. These are very rare, museum quality leaves.


Condition: B

Watermarked paper with light soiling on the first sheet and moderate soiling on the second sheet.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 5/20/2015