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PSU student Bronwyn Dorhofer presents her research on a selection of pages from an 18th-century prayer book, an Agpeya, written in Bohairic Coptic and Arabic. This manuscript on paper was transcribed for the purpose of hourly prayers and hymns and it is likely that the text would have been read and sung by a Coptic priest in a church setting as part of daily ritual. Cresting the top of each prayer page are hand-drawn archways reflecting the interlaced geometric patterns in Islamic designs.
Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.7 cm Origin: Egypt
Portland State University Library, Special Collections, Mss. 40
African History | History of Religion
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Dorhofer, Bronwyn, "Coptic Prayer Book Leaves: Overview of Text" (2012). Gift of the Word. 6.