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LOT 0434

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,510 - 4,670
USD ($) 3,800 - 5,070

Current bid: £370 (+bp*)
(10 Bids, Reserve met)

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(10 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £370
ETHIOPIAN LEATHER 'BOOK OF PSALMS' CODEX
17TH CENTURY A.D.
12 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (3.5 kg, 32.5 x 24.5 cm).

Wooden end-boards covered with tooled leather, later reinforced with a new plain leather spine and replaced twine stringers; psaltery with decorated title page in Ge'ez script, red and black ink; parchment pages with dry-point guidelines, black text with red detailing; some pages with decorative polychrome busts, architectural features, etc. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Ex Claudia Belcher, London, until 2005.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12045-212183.

CONDITION