Acts of the Apostles

Record ID: 
77061
Accession number: 
MS G.67
Title: 
Acts of the Apostles
Created: 
Middle Egypt, 5th cent.
Binding: 
5th century wooden boards, reddish-brown tooled goatskin backstrip, hinging strips and wrapping strips with bone pegs attached.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1984.
Description: 
109 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 4 3/4 x 4 3/16 inches (121 x 107 mm)
Provenance: 
Purchased in Dec. 1961 from H.P. Kraus, New York for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. of the first half of the Acts of the Apostles (1:1-15:3); written and illuminated in Middle Egypt in the 5th century.
"Suggestions concerning the date of the manuscript, as listed by Peterson 1964, 225 n. 3, are: end of the 4th (W. Till, E.M. Husselman), very late 4th or 5th (C.H. Roberts), and 5th century AD (T.C. Skeat). Petersen himself dates it to the 4th (Kebabian 1967, 25 n. 2), Haenchen and Weigandt (1967-68, 480) to the 5th or 6th."--Cf. Catalogue of Coptic manuscripts, p. 480, n. 1.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, now removed and matted: Ansate cross flanked by birds and plant forms.

Script: 
Greek uncial with some Coptic characters
Language: 
Coptic of the Middle Egyptian (Oxyrynchite) dialect
Century: 
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