Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

Accession number: 
MS M.566
Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Ancient binding wanting; rebound by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1954.
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1911.
152 leaves (2 columns, 34-36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 372 x 302 mm
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).

Manuscript Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy written and decorated in Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Sewing repair at fol. 116.
A related manuscript is Hamouli I, the very fragmentary and badly damaged remains of a codex containing Genesis and Exodus, written by the same copyist; with little doubt it was once the twin volume of the present manuscript; Hamouli I was purchased for Louvain University in January 1936; it was destroyed May 17, 1940 in the Louvain University Library fire.
Written area ca. 289 x 219 mm. Divisions: Brown leather tab fastened to fore-edge of fols. 42 and 103 at major divisions of the codex; ekthesis and slightly enlarged initial setting off paragraphs; no paragraphus signs. Exceeding letters of last line of the page sometimes written below end of the line (on ca. 10 rectos and on fols. 110v and 118v at end of a quire).
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 85 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: headpieces, tailpiece ornaments, signatures, extended letters. Colors: none.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect