Encomium on Peter and Paul.

Accession number: 
MS M.606
Encomium on Peter and Paul.
Egypt, ca. 822-914.
Ancient binding: According to Petersen, may be M.663bis.1 (formerly identified as M.672a).
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
22 leaves (2 columns, 33-36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 322 x 252 mm
Monastery of Saint Michael (Dayr al-Malāk Mīkhāʾil); 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 encomium on Saints Peter and Paul written and decorated in Egypt, 822-913.
Written area ca. 273 x 183 mm. Divisions: Ekthesis and slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs, angular coronis setting off subdivisions.
Script: Upright (title [and colophon in Cairo] right-sloping) . 10 lines = ca. 81 mm.
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: Headpiece, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: red, yellow (both chemically altered)
Related fragments: 1 leaf in Ann Arbor (Mich Ms. 158.29) and 6 leaves in the Coptic Museum in Cairo (Mathạf al-Qibtị̄) (Ms 3812 (= Cairo Ham. C, formerly JdE 47548), cf. Depuydt, no. 407) complete the text block, though a few leaves remain fragmentary.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect