Amherst Coptic Papyrus 1.1-2.

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Record ID: 
77251
Accession number: 
Amh. Copt. Pap. 1.1-2
Title: 
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 1.1-2.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
1 pane of glass containing 2 papyrus fragments ; 58 x 137 mm, 123 x 186 mm
Provenance: 
Brought to a dealer in Luxor from Hū, ancient Diospolis Parva, according to Archibald Henry Sayce, who saw the manuscript at Luxor before its acquisition; 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).
Notes: 

Manuscript fragments (.1 and .2) from a leaf of a papyrus codex of the Book of Ruth (Ruth 4:5-10); written in Egypt.
1.2 contains part of the lower margin.
Septuagential text.
Script: Upright, tending towards thick-and-thin style. 10 lines = ca. 101 mm.
Superlineation: Connective. Punctuation: Colon at ends of paragraphs. Tremas.
Collation: No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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