Hagiography

Record ID: 
77280
Accession number: 
MS M.582
Title: 
Hagiography
Created: 
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Binding: 
Ancient binding: Consists of fragmentary upper and lower covers, and the greater portion of the back, of leather, over papyrus boards. (Binding cataloged separately as MS M.582A.)
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
32 leaves (2 columns, 35-36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 342 x 259 mm
Provenance: 
Monastery of Saint Michael (Dayr al-Malāk Mīkhāʼil); found in 1910 near the village of Hamuli, Fayyūm Province, Egypt, at the site of the Monastery of Saint Michael; purchased in Paris in 1911 for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Arthur Sambon, a dealer acting in behalf of a consortium of owners including a certain J. Kalebdian; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. miscellany in honor of St. Phoebammon (Saint Phoibammon); written and illuminated in the Fayyūm Province, Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Texts: Martyrdom of St. Phoebammon (fol. 14-20v); Mighty and Miraculous Deeds Which God Did through St. Phoebammon after His Death, attributed to Coluthus the Stylite (fol. 21r-20v).
Decoration: headpieces, tailpiece ornaments, marginal ornaments, signatures and page numbers, extended letters; colors: strong reddish orange, moderate yellow.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Classification: