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MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Tigray, Ethiopia, 19th c., containing protective eye motifs along both edges in full length of roll, ornamental headpieces (harägs) in both ends, large bold miniatures all in colours by the Tigray Master.

MS in Toba-Batak on bast, Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th c., 58 ff., folding book, 17x24 cm, single column (15x23 cm), 16-20 lines in Batak script, ca 75 large, complex, finely-drawn figures in black ink coloured red.

1. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London. Commentary: An astrologer's mnemonic textbook in the form of an illustrated roll.

MS in Jewish-Aramaic on clay, Near East, 5th-6th c., 1 incantation bowl  in Jewish-Aramaic script, drawing of standing demon at center and with 2 snakes eating each others tails along the rim, and 2 pairs of bound demons outside.

MS in Hebrew (texts 1-3) and Jewish-Aramaic (text 4) on clay, Near East, 5th-6th c., 1 incantation bowl, 10, 5x27,0 cm, 14 lines in Jewish-Aramaic script, indented rim.