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Book That is Part of a Katamarus
Book That is Part of a Katamarus

This book is a part of a Katamarus, which means "according to the day." The readings are divided into days according to the Coptic months.

Parchment

Book of the Gospels in Coptic Bohairic Dialect
Book of the Gospels in Coptic Bohairic Dialect

This book of the Gospels is written in the Coptic Bohairic dialect that dates back to the thirteenth century.

Manuscript

Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic
Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic

A manuscript written in both Arabic and Coptic; it bears a picture of two figures, perhaps angels, who are carrying two birds. Underneath the figures, there are eight interlaced circles, containing floral designs. They are intersected by four additional circles containing crosses.

Manuscript

Manuscript of Daily Readings
Manuscript of Daily Readings

This example of the type of book of daily readings from Scripture is called a lectionary.

Parchment

Manuscript of Four Gospels with Pictures of Saints
Manuscript of Four Gospels with Pictures of Saints

This manuscript of the Four Gospels is written in Arabic. A picture of each Gospel's author appears in colors on a golden background.

Parchment

Manuscript of Psalms of David in Ethiopian
Manuscript of Psalms of David in Ethiopian

The manuscript contains the Psalms of David and the requests of the Virgin. The manuscript contains 161 pages of parchment in the Ethiopian language and is part of a series that confirms the strong relationship between the Egyptian Church and the Ethiopian Church.

Parchment

Manuscript of the Martyrdom of Pope Boutros
Manuscript of the Martyrdom of Pope Boutros

This part of a manuscript tells about the martyrdom of the Alexandrian Pope Boutros in the Coptic language.

Parchment

Manuscript of the Psalms in Coptic
Manuscript of the Psalms in Coptic

This manuscript of the 151 psalms in the Coptic language is considered to be the oldest book in the world in book form.

Parchment

Manuscript with Prayers of the Psalmody
Manuscript with Prayers of the Psalmody

A manuscript book, written in two columns, contains the prayers of the Psalmody, which is used in all days of the year, except in the Coptic month of Kiahk and the Passions week.

Manuscript

Ornamented Manuscript of the Four Gospels
Ornamented Manuscript of the Four Gospels

This manuscript of the Four Gospels is decorated with many varied ornamentations throughout.

Parchment

Parchment with Orange-Colored Cross
Parchment with Orange-Colored Cross

This parchment has a picture of an orange-colored cross, decorated with branches and peacocks to symbolically represent Christ the Eternal.

Parchment

Skin of a Tambourine
Skin of a Tambourine

The tambourine is decorated with musical scenes and with an engraved inscription: "Isis the Mistress of the Sky".

Musical Instruments

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