Hagiography fragments

Accession number: 
MS M.573, fol. i
Hagiography fragments
Egypt, before AD 822/23-913/14.
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
1 leaf (2 columns, ca. 30 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 325 x 256 mm
Monastery of Saint Michael (Dayr al-Malāk Mīkhāʾīl); 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 leaf from a Hagiographic Narrative, written in Egypt before AD 822/23-913/14.
Formerly reused as the pastedown of MS M.573: "It was a fly leaf used as binding guard of the cover... H[yvernat] May 22, 1929" (note on paper stuck to the verso of fol. a of MS M.573).
Text: A fragment from a Hagiographic Narrative mentioning a certain "blessed" John, who is said to be archbishop, probably John Chrysostom archbishop of Constantinople, and also mentioning a certain Theognostus. The text on the verso is erased, probably so that it might face fol. 1r of MS M.573 as a blank page.
Full text and translation of the recto in Depuydt.
Written area ca. 251 x 182 mm. Divisions: Ekthesis and major or enlarged initial setting off paragraphs.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 87 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space; space filler at ends of textual units. Tremas?
Collation: ? No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines, or catchwords.
Decoration: Paragraphus signs, major initial, extended letter.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect