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Auction 198, Lot 701

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

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.1 x 13.1 inches
23.1 x 33.3 cm
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This pair of bifolia (4 leaves) is from a Coptic-Arabic lectionary written in Egypt in the early part of the 17th century. Three leaves are embellished with superb Coptic decoration, including a large cross. 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.


Condition: B+

Light soiling with several small wax stains.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/19/2024