Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_2544 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


W. Syriac Fenqitho, imperfect.

Title: Fenqitho.
Language(s): Syriac

Hymns and prayers for the feasts of the W. Syriac ecclesiastical year. The surviving leaves span the feasts from the Consecration of the church until the Sunday of Hosannas.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 25 cm.
Extent: 81 ff.


Badly damaged and imperfect. Many leaves including at least one whole quire are lost in the middle of the volume, and further leaves at the end. Ff. 19-29 are partly torn away. Many leaves are repaired. All the leaves are stained from long handling.


Written in an uncalligraphic serto hand of probably the 16th or 17th cent.


Bound in wooden boards with a canvas spine, now in poor condition.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased, 2003.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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