London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
THE PRAYERS OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (D. 407 AD) TO BE RECITED FROM EASTER SUNDAY UNTIL PENTECOST
OTTOMAN PROVINCES, LEVANT, DATED 3 FEBRUARY (SHUBAT) 1765 AD
A long work by this Doctor of the Church, Arabic manuscript on paper, translated from Greek to Arabic, 204ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 21ll. of sepia naskh script arranged in two columns within red rules, important words and titles in larger black, red or purple, with catchwords, opening folio with a large circular Christian bismal'ab, colophon dated in Gregorian calendar, candle was stains throughout, in original stamped reddish brown binding
Text panel 9 1/8 x 5 3/8in. (23 x 13.8cm.); folio 11 5/8 x 8in. (29.5 x 20.1cm.)
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Yuhanna Fam al-Dahab (the Golden Mouthed), St John Chrysostom (354 - 407 AD) was born in Antioch and became Archbishop of Constantinople. He is considered one of the principle Church Fathers and his discourses and homilies are well known.
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