Homily on Gilead

Record ID: 
77450
Accession number: 
MS M.604
Title: 
Homily on Gilead
Created: 
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Binding: 
Ancient binding: upper and lower covers and portion of the back, of leather, over papyrus boards. (Binding is catalogued separately as MS M.604A.)
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
77 leaves (2 columns, 29-31 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 346 x 265 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. of a sermon which is sometimes known as "On Christian Behavior;" attributed to Shenute; written and illuminated in the Fayyūm Province, Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Related manuscripts are Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.604, f. 77 and Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.604, lower pastedown.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpiece, tailpiece ornament, marginal ornaments, initials, signatures and page numbers, extended letters; colors: dark grayish red, dark reddish orange, dark yellow, grayish yellow green.

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Century: 
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