Hagiography

Record ID: 
77284
Accession number: 
MS M.584
Title: 
Hagiography
Created: 
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Binding: 
Ancient binding: According to Petersen: fragment from the upper cover of leather, over papyrus board and the original lower cover is at the Coptic Museum in Cairo
Credit: 
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1911.
Description: 
20 leaves (2 columns, 34-35 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 343 x 267 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: 

Manuscript hagiographic miscellany; written and illuminated in Egypt ca. 822/23-913/14.
Colophon: Ms 3818, fol. 23v: Memorial in Coptic; 2) fol. 23v: Memorial in Coptic.
Written area ca. 269 x 196 mm. Divisions: Brown leather tab fastened to center of fore-edge of fol. 13 at major division of the codex. Ekthesis, reddened, enlarged or greatly enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign (Touton style with colored budded diple in a and reddened obelus in b, with few exceptions, often coronis with initials E, C); passage at fol. 19v a-b marked by a small dotted diple in margin of each line.
Script: Upright (titles right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 80 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard (very short strokes). Punctuation: Raised dot, colon, and horizontal stroke (all reddened; also in middle of lines), or raised dot only. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpieces, marginal ornaments, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: strong reddish orange (Centroid 35), green (corroded).
Related fragments: Twenty-eight leaves of this codex are wanting and are now in the Coptic Museum (Mathạf al-Qibtị̄) Cairo, Egypt (Ms 3818 (=Cairo Ham. G1, formerly JdE47554) + Ms 3814 (=Cairo Ham. C3, formerly JdE 47550)); in Port Said (3957A); and in the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg (583).

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Classification: