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Ethiopian - Ethiopia; Handwritten Coptic Manuscript with handpainted icons - XX century - 1850

Ethiopian - Ethiopia; Handwritten Coptic Manuscript with handpainted icons - XX century - 1850

Description
Ethiopian - Ethiopia; Handwritten Coptic Manuscript with handpainted icons - XX century - 1850
Manuscripts, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Manuscript

Ethiopian coptic handwritten Ge’ez travel manuscript with 4 handpainted icons.
This Coptic manuscript is 9 cm x 7 cm.

More then 48 pages, Each page written by hand in Ge'ez on using red and black ink and bound in a cover - there are vellum pages and the velum is fine parchment from a calf or goat skin - the red ink is used for religious saints or names of holy figures - see photographs for condition.
A good example in age appropriate condition. Parchment leaves inscribed with black and red in the Ethiopian script on both sides of the leaves. Probably in ‘Geez’, the language of the Ethiopian Church.
Overall, all parts of the Bible reveal an impressive old quality and usage with a beautiful patina. Shows age, has some repairs, like stitching holding the straps together on the sides, has a wonderful patina, but in overall good condition.

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
1
Subject
Manuscripts, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Ethiopian
Book Title
Ethiopia; Handwritten Coptic Manuscript with handpainted icons - XX century
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1850
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Ge'ez
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
48
Dimensions
9×7 cm
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