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Lot 0069
A fantastic Egyptian Coptic page from a parchment book, c. 5th-7th Century AD, in Coptic text with attractive penmanship. The pages are numbered '131 and 132', front and back, indicating that this page is from a book that was quite large. The words and phrases translated from this page include 'sin', 'wage war against him', and 'we are in his hand' seem to indicate that the book this page belonged to was likely a collection of Christian homilies from the time, and a very interesting religious document. W: 65 mm (2 5/8"), H: 67 mm (2 5/8"). Set in an attractive frame (frame measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2"). Ex Hamdy Sakr collection; previously in the private collection of Alex Anckonie III, acquired during his time in the Navy in the 1960's - 1970's.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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A fantastic Egyptian Coptic page from a parchment book

Estimate $3,000 - $4,000Sep 25, 2016