AUCTION 54 | Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 257


A parchment leaf including Psalms 85-86. With vowel-points, accents (ta’amim) and Masorah. Two pages of a single vellum leaf.

Near East, (Syria?):

Est: $6,000 - $8,000
After extensive review of the paleography and codicological features of this manuscript, it can be clearly determined that it is written in a square Oriental script of the 11th century and was composed in the Near East, very likely Syria. The earliest survivng copies of Biblical texts date to the 10th- and 11th-centuries. <<A surviving leaf from this period is exceptionally rare, especially from the Near East region.>>