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Ge'ez - Lifafe Tsidiq. Handwritten Coptic Prayer Book - 1970

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Ge'ez - Lifafe Tsidiq. Handwritten Coptic Prayer Book - 1970

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Bibles, Bindings, Original artwork, Religion - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description - Manuscript

Object: Manuscript (More lots)
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Bibles, Bindings, Original artwork, Religion
Author/ Illustrator: Ge'ez
Book Title: Lifafe Tsidiq. Handwritten Coptic Prayer Book
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1970
Edition: 1st Edition
Language: Ge'ez
Original language: Yes
Binding/ Material: Leather
Extras: other extra - see description
Dimensions: 83×7.5 cm

Handmade Ethiopian Coptic prayer book with hand-coloured icons and other illustrations, bound in an embossed leather binding. The scribe who made this little bible (Miseso is Amharic) was in fact a priest. This type of book is called 'Lifafe Tsidiq', meaning 'Praying Parchement'.

Dimensions: approx. 8 × 8 × 3 cm / 83 cm unfolded.

With 5 full-page hand-painted icons.

Written in the Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script, a Semitic language that is no longer spoken, but is still used for liturgical and other religious purposes by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The subjects of these “Bibles” are generally always Christian, but actual content varies. Dating Ethiopian manuscripts is very difficult as scribes copied old monastic manuscripts using the same materials as had been used for centuries, and have been as old as the 14th century; this one with original vellum animal skin pages, icons and text, as shown with text, beautiful full-page detailed colour icons depicting intricate and detailed Biblical scenes. Small-sized handwritten folding bible, bound in hand tied leather wrapped boards with the leaves folded. The Prayer Book is a rare find. The leather is in good condition, as shown, and the stamped cross and designs are still very visible. The highlight is the gorgeous hand painted icons in vivid colour and detail, as shown.
Written in red/black, as shown, the red indicating sacred words spoken by the saviour, intermixed with the aforementioned religious scene icons.

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