A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ancient Manuscript Review 130 : Antique Etiopian Coptic Bible Manuscript ( 18th Century CE)

This is my other Coptic Bible acquisition. I really dont know how to read coptic. But the seller who is coptic herself told me that this is a gospel written in coptic.
This manuscript is written in Ge'ez on vellum.


Title Page : Nil
Content    : Christian Gospel
Date         : 18th Century CE
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Etiopia
Place acquired : Etiopia
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy :Ge'ez
Number of lines :23 lines per page
Inks          : Main text in black. Some key words in red.
Punctuation: Diacritical marks in black
Frame       :  Nil
History of Manuscript : Purchased from a contact in Etiopia
Number of folios : 136 ff
Support of writing : light yellowish vellum
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :Nil
Dimensions : 19.0 cm x 14.5 cm x 10.5 cm
Binding    light brown wooden covers
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks :

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