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Coptic

It is a name for Egyptians of the Christian faith and their Church. It is also the name for the last form of the ancient Egyptian language, which was written with mostly Greek letters. The Coptic language survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Dallal

the book of daily readings from Scripture; comes from the Arabic "that which defines the day," because it contains the readings for every day of the year

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Book of Four Gospels
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This book contains the four Gospels in two columns and the Dallal of the Coptic year seasons. This book is written in Arabic, contains 258 pages each with 15 lines per page, and is covered in hard paper.

It starts with a colored bench. The titles of subjects are in red ink. The numbers of pages are in Coptic. The Dallal is plaited and decorated with red ink. Each paper has 402 colophons and is included either in the beginning, middle, or at the end of the book.

The colophons contain the name of the inscriber, the interested person, the donor, the place to which it is presented "waqf" and the year of inscription.

Dimensions:  Length 22.5 cm  Width 15 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Transcribed

Style:

Ottoman

Artisan:

Girgis El-Edfawy

Materials:

Flax
Type Type

Type:

Manuscript
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

1784 AD
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