Pauline epistles fragments

Accession number: 
MS M.660
Pauline epistles fragments
Ancient binding fragments cataloged under MS M.660
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1920.
35 fragmentary leaves (2 columns, 38-41 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 365 x 285 mm
Part of a lot purchased ca. 1920 from the Cairo dealer Maurice Nahman by Francis Willey Kelsey (1858-1927); brought to Rome by Kelsey in the beginning of 1920 and purchased by Henri Hyvernat on behalf of J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Manuscript fragments from a Pauline Epistles; written in Egypt.
Written area ca. 302 x 229 mm. Divisions: Title dot-and-dash divider setting off Epistles; major initial and paragraphus sign (vine-scroll coronis) setting off minor textual units; ekthesis, slightly enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (zeta-shaped coronis) setting off paragraphs.
Script: Upright (titles slightly right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 76 mm
Superlineation: None. Punctuation: Raised dot(s) in conjunction with a space. No tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.500 \\ Decoration: Marginal ornaments, paragraphus signs, signatures, extended letters. Colors: red (chemically altered); ?others.
Related fragments include a fragmentary bifolio and a leaf fragment now at Ann Arbor, shelfmark: Mich 158-59 (olim 550-59) (Cf. Hyvernat, p. 40, n.3). The fragments at Ann Arbor contain 1) Hebrews 11:21-32; 2) Calatians 6:13-18; 3) Ephesians 1:3-7, 10-14, 6:19-24; 4) Philippians 1:2-6, 9-11, 17-22 (with many lacunae and fragmentary verses), and are edited by Worrell. According to Worrell, "the text is equally independent of the Bohairic, Sahidic, and 'Bashmuric' versions, in so far as they are preserved for comparison."

Coptic, the Faiyumic dialect