Single leaf, Acts of John

Accession number: 
MS M.706a
Single leaf, Acts of John
Purchased in 1926.
1 leaf (28 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 290 X 240 mm
Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl (1880-1936); purchased for the Library in 1926 by Belle da Costa Greene.

Manuscript leaf from an Acts of St. John Evangelist, attributed to Prochorus; written in Egypt.
Texts: Leaf from Acts of St. John Evangelist. For complete text of the Acts see M.576. The text of the present leaf parallels M.576, fols. 19v a 32-20r a 29, with many variants. Full text of the present leaf in Depuydt.
Written area ca. 220 x 174 mm. Divisions: Ekthesis, reddened enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (vine-scroll coronis) setting off paragraphs; quotation (in column b of the verso) marked by a reddened dotted diple in margin of each line.
Script: Upright (title on verso in column a right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 81 mm.
Superlineation: Non-standard. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and probably also on last page of the quire, top inner margin. Quire ornament. No monogram, headline or catchword.
Decoration: 1 illuminated headpiece, initial, and border.
Formerly identified as M.706(1).

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect