Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2008 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Bar-Hebraeus, Candlestick of the sanctuary.

Title: The candlestick of the sanctuary.
Language(s): Syriac

Comprising 12 shethese 'foundations', i.e. of secular and ecclesiastical knowledge.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 29½ cm.
Extent: 230 ff.


Written in a neat small serto hand of about the 15th century.


Bound in full leather over wooden boards, with blind tooling.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.510-13.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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