Manuscript gospels written and decorated in Egypt, between 822 and 914.
Colophon: 1) fol. 113v: Original owner's name in Greek: Property of the Church of the Blessed Theotokos Mary of [Perkithoout]. 2) Second owner's name in Coptic: Property of the Monastery of St. Michael near present day Hamuli.
Fourteen leaves are wanting; no Gospel is complete; Luke is the most fragmentary.
Written area ca. 291 x 217 mm. Divisions: Red leather tab fastened by metal (copper?) to center of fore-edge at beginnings of gospels starting with fol. 39; ekthesis, major or enlarged initial, andrarely paragraphus sign setting off paragraphs; kephalaia numbers (referring to kephalaia lists preceding gospels), written small, with horizontal rule above and below, located above initial (except at fol. 31r); on fol. 66v (Luke 3:23-38), genealogy of Jesus tabulated. Exceeding letters of last line of the page written below end of the line on fols. 25r and 77r; quotations from Old Testament and certain other passages marked by a small diple in margin of each line (Cf. Quecke 1977, p. 26).
Script: Upright. 10 lines = ca. 80 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: A space with or without a raised dot; raised dot with spacefiller sometimes at ends of textual units.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: headpieces, tailpieces, coronis, paragraphus signs, major initials, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: moderate reddish orange, strong yellow, moderate yellowish green.
Marginal annotations: Various marginal signs throughout.
Another Hamuli manuscript of John in Sahidic is now at the Coptic Museum in Cairo (No. 404). For a study of the versions of John in Coptic, see Kasser.