Amherst Coptic Papyrus 5.

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Amh. Copt. Pap. 5
Amherst Coptic Papyrus 5.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1912.
1 pane of glass containing 1 papyrus fragment ; 198 x 150 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 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).

Manuscript fragment, which may be of a homiletic (?) fragment mentioning the Virgin, from the top of a leaf from a papyrus codex; written in Egypt.
Text mentions the death of Mary; edited and translated by Crum.
Divisions: Ekthesis and slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs.
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 91 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard? 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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