Epistles fragments

Record ID: 
112449
Accession number: 
MS M.601
Title: 
Epistles fragments
Created: 
Egypt.
Binding: 
Ancient binding: According to Petersen, the ancient binding had upper and lower covers of leather over papyrus boards, and closely resembles that of M.608. (Binding catalogued separately as MS M.601A.)
Credit: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1920.
Description: 
7 leaves (2 columns, 37-39 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 330 x ? mm
Provenance: 
Part of a lot purchased circa 1916 by Francis Willey Kelsey (1858-1927) in the Fayyūm, through the agency of Dr. David L. Askren, an American missionary and physician residing in the Fayyūm; brought to Rome by Kelsey in the beginning of 1920 and purchased by Henri Hyvernat on behalf of J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Manuscript seven successive leaves from the Catholic epistles written and illuminated in Egypt.
Text: contains most of James and part of 1 Peter.
Fols. 1, 2, 3, 11, 12 are fragments from the ancient binding pastedowns; text begins on fol. 4r and ends on 10v.
Written area ca. 272 x 202 mm. Divisions: Reddened dividers setting off Epistles; Ekthesis, major initial, and paragraphus sign (large vine-scroll coronis, sometimes with reddened obelus) setting off minor textual units; ekthesis, reddened enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (vine-scroll coronis, painted diple, or reddened obelus) setting off paragraphs.paragraphs.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 72 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; 1 or more reddened dots and space filler at ends of paragraphs. Tremas.
Collation: No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: marginal ornaments, initials, extended letters. Colors: red and yellow, chemically altered.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Classification: