Psalm Lectionary fragments for Holy Week.

Accession number: 
MS M.670.1
Psalm Lectionary fragments for Holy Week.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1920.
3 leaves (1 column, ca. 14-16 lines) : paper, ill. ; 201 x 155 mm
Part of a lot purchased ca. 1920 by Francis Willey Kelsey (1858-1927) in the Fayyūm, partly from Dr. David L. Askren, an American missionary and physician residing in the Fayyūm, and partly from two local Egyptian dealers.

Manuscript fragment of a Psalm Lectionary for the Hours of Night and Day of Holy Week; written in Egypt.
Text: Coptic text with Arabic headings. Arabic titles in red indicate hour, day, and Psalm number (numbers partly in Coptic and partly in Copto-Arabic).
Written area ca. 164 x 115 mm. Divisions: Arabic titles in red and (fol. 1) reddened enlarged initial or (fols. 2, 3) divider of alternating red dotted diples and black curled strokes, setting off paragraphs.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 108 mm
Superlineation: New-style jinkim system. Punctuation: Vertical curved stroke between two dots, all red. No tremas.
Collation: ? ?Catchword on fol. 3v (?end of quire). No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, or monograms. No headlines.
Color: Strong reddish brown (Centroid 40).

Coptic, the Bohairic dialect, and Arabic