Ethiopia - Handwritten Coptic Manuscript - 1900/1950

Description
Ethiopia - Handwritten Coptic Manuscript - 1900/1950
Manuscripts, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Manuscript

Ethiopian coptic Ge’ez manuscript in bag.
This Coptic manuscript is 14 cm x 11 cm.

More then 54 pages, each page written by hand in Ge'ez on using red and black ink and bound in a cover with small cotton fabric inserts to the inside covers - there are paper pages and 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
Ethiopia
Book Title
Handwritten Coptic Manuscript
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1900
Publication year youngest item
1950
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Arabic
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
54
Dimensions
14×11 cm
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