Ethiopian Coptic Bible, hand-written in the Ge’ez script, with 8 gouache paintings
[mid 19th century?]
55 vellum leaves, neatly hand-written text in black and red ink. 8 full page gouache paintings. 18x13.5 cm. (approximately 7x5¼”), hand-stitched with original thick wooden boards.
Written in the Ethiopic (Ge’ez) script. Shows a nice patina of age and usage; well-smoked with a pleasant faint aroma of incense. Wonderfully illustrated with 8 colorful paintings of biblical scenes, each illustrated leaf with a black thread tied at upper corner.
I thought it said “gauche” paintings….