Amh. Copt. Pap. 7.3-4
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 7.3-4.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1912.
1 pane of glass containing 2 papyrus fragments ; 180 x 194 mm, 145 x 138 mm
Brought to a dealer in Luxor from Hū, ancient Diospolis Parva, according to Archibald Henry Sayce, who saw the manuscript at Luxor before its acquistion; purchased by Lord Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, in the winter of 1905-1906; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Manuscript fragments from a homily on Christmas attributed Damian of Alexandria; written in Egypt.
Title: "A homily which St. Apa Damian archbishop delivered about the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ on the 29th day of the month of Kiyahk and on the [...] of death and the earthquake which ..." Edited and translated into English by Crum, 1913, 21-33, no. 7.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 58 mm
Superlineation: Connective? Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: ? No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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