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Title Qatamarus
Subject Coptic Codex
Description A bilingual lectionary of the Coptic Church, this illuminated manuscript was copied in Egypt in the 17th or 18th century, reproducing texts going back to the very beginning of the Coptic Church, Christianity's oldest establishment in Egypt. The Qatamarus is a collection of readings drawn from the Old and New Testaments to be read on certain days and occasions in the Coptic Church. The Qatamarus consists of four books: The Annual Qatamarus; the Great Lent Qatamarus; the Pascha or Holy Week Qatamarus; and the Pentecost Qatamarus covering readings for the six weeks after Pascha. The lectionary, still in general use today, was traditionally produced through years of painstaking labor by monks as an act of devotion or by scribes commissioned by devout families for presentation to the congregation. Among the illuminations are decorations with horseshoe arch forms and animal motifs, showing the influence of Egyptian traditions on Christian art. The title page is headed by an illumination with three Coptic crosses. Chapter titles are rubricated in a script different than the text. At the beginning of each paragraph is a marginal large painted letter in animal and cruciform shapes. Gift from Dr. Aziz S. Atiya
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1600; 1700
Type Image; Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, Rare Books, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Tara Albanese
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Luise Poulton
Digitization Specifications Original scanned with an Epson 10000XL as an uncompressed tif at 600 DPI. Display PDF created in Adobe Acrobat X.
ARK ark:/87278/s63v1jrx
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2015-11-23
Date Modified 2019-08-05
ID 308561
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