Bilingual Gospel lectionary

Accession number: 
MS M.615
Bilingual Gospel lectionary
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
82 leaves (2 columns, 28 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; ca. 363 x 290 mm
Purchased from an unknown Cairo dealer in 1912 by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Manuscript gospel lectionary; written and decorated in Egypt.
The Coptic and Greek lections are not facing one another in parallel columns or pages but alternate. See Depuydt for full contents.
Written area ca. 254 x 183 mm. Divisions: Title in small letters, with dividers above and below with S-like sighns (separated from one another by horizontal rules) in margin of each line, setting off major textual units; ekthesis, slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs..
Script: Upright, thick-and-thin style except for titles. 10 lines = ca. 90 mm
Superlineation: Connective. Punctuation: High dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: Several leaves are wating, of which a leaf fragment is now at Ann Arbor (which belongs between fols. 37 and 38 of the present manuscript) and five leaves (which belong between fols. 62 and 63) are at Freiburg im Breisgau. Additional, untraced, leaves belong between fols. 17 and 18 (1 leaf missing), at the end of the manuscript (a few leaves missing), and possibly at the beginning of the manuscript (1 or 2 leaves missing). Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Corrections: On fol. 44r, column b, a superlinear addition.
Decoration: Signatures, extended letter.
Related fragments: 1 leaf fragment in Ann Arbor (PMich inv. 4942) and 5 leaves at Freiburg im Breisgau (Freiburg Hs 615). Freiburg leaves edited by Heer.

Greek and Coptic, the Sahidic dialect