Amherst Coptic Papyrus 4.1-2.

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Record ID: 
77253
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Amh. Copt. Pap. 4.1-2
Title: 
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 4.1-2.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1912.
Description: 
1 pane of glass containing 2 papyrus fragments ; 137 x 105 mm, 204 x 113 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 from four leaves, two of which ((1) and (2)) are from the same codex, containing parts of a narrative of the early life of the Virgin Mary; written in Egypt.
Probably delivered on the feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple (Kiyalik 3, Nov. 29 or 30 Julian); edited and translated into English by W.E. Crum.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = (1),(2) ca. 94 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard? Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a sapce. Tremas.
Collation: No remains of signatures, quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
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