Accession number: 
MS M.575
Egypt, before Aug. 29, 893.
Ancient binding: According to Petersen: Fragments from the upper and lower covers of leather over papyrus boards. Decorations on the cover resemble those of Cairo, Ms 3820 (=Cairo Ham. H, formerly JdE 47556). (Binding cataloged separately as MS M.575A.)
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
78 leaves (1 column, 30-34 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 354 x 270 mm
Monastery of Saint Michael (Dayr al-Malāk Mīkhāʼil); found in 1910 near the village of Hamuli, Fayyūm Province, Egypt, at the site of the Monastery of Saint Michael; purchased in Paris in 1911 for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Arthur Sambon, a dealer acting in behalf of a consortium of owners including a certain J. Kalebdian; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Manuscript Antiphonary and Hermeneiai written in Egypt, before August 29, 893.
Sewing repairs at fols. 56 and 74.
Colophons: 1) fol. 76v: Donation in Coptic: By [Iōannēs], son of Phibamou; to the Monastery of St. Michael near present-day Hamuli; 2) fol. 76v: Date (of donation?) in Greek: AM 609 (August 29 , 892-August 28, 893); 3) fol. 76v: Memorial in Coptic.
Written area ca. 259 x 189 mm. Divisions: Leather tabs fastened to fore-edge of fols. 7, 23, 26, 42, 49, 60, at major divisions in the codex; reddened dividers, ekthesis, reddened greatly enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (reddened diple with green bud (green pigment omitted at fols. 54v-55r), or coronis sign (on fols. 12r, 17r)) setting off major textual units and their titles, if any; ancient chapter numbers decorated like page numbers written in margin by initial (fols. 1-68); reddened obluque double stroke setting off minor textual sub-units (fols. 69-76). Exceeding letters of last line of the page written below end of the line on ca. 10 folios.
Script: Right-sloping. 10 lines = ca. 79 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; colon at ends of textual units, mostly followed by a cluster of dots and a stroke as space fillers. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Marginal annotations: on fol. 76v, note by a later hand in darker ink.
Decoration: Headpieces, tailpiece ornament, marginal ornaments, extended letters. Colors: Dark reddish orange (Centroid 38), strong yellow (84), green chemically altered.
Related fragments: 5 leaves wanting and now in Berlin.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect