Accession number: 
MS M.585
Egypt, 822-914.
Ancient binding: According to Petersen, upper and lower covers of leather and a portion of the back attached to the lower cover, over papyrus boards. (Binding cataloged separately as MS M.585A.)
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1911.
49 leaves (2 columns, 28-30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 338 x 228 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 hagiographic miscellany; written and illuminated in Egypt, between 822 and 914.
Sewing repairs on roughly 1 per 5 leaves.
Written area ca. 267 x 187 mm. Divisions: Brown leather tabs fastened to center of fore-edge of fols 18, 38 at major divisions; ekthesis, reddened enlarged or greatly enlarged initial, and paragraphus sign setting off paragraphs; some passages, especially quotations, marked by a small reddened diple in margin of each line. Exceeding letters of last line of recto written below end of the line on fols, 2, 18, 24, 28, and 48, rarely on verso or below column a.
Script: Upright (titles right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 90 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised dot with or without a large space; colon followed by horizontal stroke as space filler at ends of paragraphs. 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, marginal ornaments, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: moderate yellow (Centroid 87), orange (chemically altered).

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect