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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!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Ancient Manuscript Review 179 : Antique Syriac Christianity Manuscript ( 16th Century CE)

This is a very rare Syriac manuscript acquired from Turkey. It is written in Syriac Serto script.
According to an expert GK, this manuscript is written in Classical Syriac and about The God, Creed and Psalms.


Title Page : Unknown
Content    :  Our God, Credo & Pslams in Classical Syriac
Date         : 16th Century
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Diyerbakir, Turkey
Place acquired : Istanbul
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy : Syriac Serto
Number of lines :17 lines per page
Inks          : Main text in black with some headings in red
Punctuation: Diacritical marks in black
Frame       :  Nil
History of Manuscript : from a private library in Diyerbakir
Number of folios :  ff
Support of writing : yellowish laid paper
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :bottom left on recto page
Dimensions : 17.0 cm x 11.5 cm
Binding   : Hard covers bound with fabric
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks :


  1. Hello Abu Dervish,

    as far as one can judge from the provided images, the manuscript is in Classical Syriac (and not in Garshuni). It contains Our Father, Credo and Psalms.

    Best wishes
    Grigory Kessel

    1. Thanks Grigory. I have updated the entry accordingly.