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Estrangelo Syriac Manuscript

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Unknown
Title: Estrangelo Syriac Manuscript
Inclusive Dates: 18th century?
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Manuscript written in Estrangelo script of Syriac, possibly Christian, bound in canvas cover using recycled pages of other documents.
Language: Syriac, Aramaic
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Very little is known about this item. The manuscript is approximately 225 pages, bound in canvas; the "boards" consist of thick pads of pages recycled from other manuscripts. The title page has a large illustration of an ornate cross with textual embellishment and knotwork decoration. The first page has a decorative border of the same knotwork. The text, written in black and red ink, is in the Estrangelo script of Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic. The date is unknown but is estimated to be 18th century.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Manuscripts, Syriac
Syriac Christians

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Estrangelo Syriac Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur Marsella, 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRR
Date: 30 Jun 2006
Revision history:

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SC 167 Estrangelo Syriac manuscript ca. 18th century

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