A book of liturgies of the Coptic Church, copied by al-Shammas Nasrallah Abdullah Abdul-Nur for Deir Balut at Qusqam Asyut, Upper Egypt, dated Saturday 11th Paoni 1620/Saturday 18th June 1904
Lot 32
A book of liturgies of the Coptic Church, copied by al-Shammas Nasrallah Abdullah Abdul-Nur for Deir Balut at Qusqam Asyut, Upper Egypt, dated Saturday 11th Paoni 1620/Saturday 18th June 1904
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Lot Details
A book of liturgies of the Coptic Church, copied by al-Shammas Nasrallah Abdullah Abdul-Nur for Deir Balut at Qusqam
Asyut, Upper Egypt, dated Saturday 11th Paoni 1620/Saturday 18th June 1904
Coptic and Arabic manuscript on paper, 286 leaves, 12 lines to the page, Arabic text written in naskhi script in black ink, significant words and headings picked out in red, geometric ornamentation in orange, black and yellow, including an elaborate cross on recto of last page, some candlewax staining, otherwise in good condition, contemporary burgundy leather gilt, doublures of marbled paper, worn, detached
167 x 111 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of the late Phocion J. Tano (a well-known antiquities dealer, d. 1971), and thence by descent.
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