A Christian manuscript in Arabic on vellum
Lot 59
A rare fragmentary vellum manuscript of an Eastern Christian copy of the Gospels Egypt, 12th-13th Century
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,185) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare fragmentary vellum manuscript of an Eastern Christian copy of the Gospels
Egypt, 12th-13th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 55 leaves, 19 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in brown ink with significant words and headings picked out in red, bands decorated with a zigzag motif interspersed with red dots between chapters, loose, some folios defective, some sections of text reinked, later brown morocco decorated with a diaper pattern, with flap, wormed and worn, detached
260 x 180 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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