Item description for Catalogue of Coptic Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library Oriental Series 2 (Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts) by L. Depuydt...
This album of photographic plates is a companion volume to the descriptive Catalogue of Coptic Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library. It presents a visual record of the Morgan Coptic collection. The Morgan Coptic collection is unrivaled in wealth of Coptic manuscript illumination dating to before AD 1000, including a near monopoly on early Coptic frontispieces. desert location near the town of al-Hamuli, where the bulk of the Library's Coptic manuscripts were unearthed in 1910, the body of the album presents the collection for codicologists, art historians, and paleographers under the two categories of Decoration and Script. comprehensive record of frontispieces, headpieces, tailpieces (including what may be the oldest Christian illumination), a sampling of marginal ornaments and ornamental initials, specimens of the scripts of most literary manuscripts, and selected documentary texts and bindings. Full concordances between call numbers, plate numbers, and catalogue numbers are also provided (Peeters 1993)
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 7.7" Height: 1"
Release Date Jan 1, 1993
ISBN 906831498X ISBN13 9789068314984