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The Asmar Syriac Peshitta Gospel Illuminated Lectionary


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The Asmar Illuminated Lectionary is a masterpiece of art. Malphono Asmar Koury was a prominent Syriac scribe and artist of the twentieth century. He produced this magnum opus using traditional calligraphic techniques which passed from scribe to scribe for generations. The volume, printed on heavy high-quality art paper and adorned with traditional Syriac art, contains the entire Peshitta Syriac lectionary.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 90-5047-018-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 11,2006
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 90-5047-018-1
$1,943.00
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Note: Gorgias Press was able to acquire only 9 copies of this masterpiece of art.

The Asmar Illuminated Lectionary is a masterpiece of art. Malphono Asmar Koury was one of the most prominent Syriac scribes and artists of the twentieth century. He produced this magnum opus using traditional calligraphic techniques which passed from scribe to scribe for generations. The volume, printed on heavy, high-quality art paper and adorned with traditional Syriac art, contains the entire Peshitta Syriac lectionary. Each page is illuminated with decorative borders, and each lection begins with a special design. The front matter consists of paintings and an illuminated table of contents, while paintings of the life of Christ appear throughout the work. The volume contains the Syriac Peshitta text and a Garshuni version. It measures 12 x 17 in and weighs 18 lb.

Cover Front Cover

Front matter Cross Front matter Cross

illumination Front matter illumination

Table of Contents Illuminated table of contents (one page of 8 each with a different design)

Painting One of many paintings

Sample Page Sample page. Lection heading appears in Estrangela

Note: Gorgias Press was able to acquire only 9 copies of this masterpiece of art.

The Asmar Illuminated Lectionary is a masterpiece of art. Malphono Asmar Koury was one of the most prominent Syriac scribes and artists of the twentieth century. He produced this magnum opus using traditional calligraphic techniques which passed from scribe to scribe for generations. The volume, printed on heavy, high-quality art paper and adorned with traditional Syriac art, contains the entire Peshitta Syriac lectionary. Each page is illuminated with decorative borders, and each lection begins with a special design. The front matter consists of paintings and an illuminated table of contents, while paintings of the life of Christ appear throughout the work. The volume contains the Syriac Peshitta text and a Garshuni version. It measures 12 x 17 in and weighs 18 lb.

Cover Front Cover

Front matter Cross Front matter Cross

illumination Front matter illumination

Table of Contents Illuminated table of contents (one page of 8 each with a different design)

Painting One of many paintings

Sample Page Sample page. Lection heading appears in Estrangela

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