Auction 154, Lot 760

"[Coptic/Arabic Lectionary Bifolium]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.3 x 13 inches
23.6 x 33 cm

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

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Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015

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