Homily

Record ID: 
77468
Accession number: 
MS M.610
Title: 
Homily
Created: 
Egypt, late 9th century (ca. 861-894?)
Binding: 
Ancient binding: According to Petersen, upper and lower covers of leather, over papyrus boards; the back is wanting. (Binding is catalogued separately as MS M.610A.)
Credit: 
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1911.
Description: 
25 leaves (2 columns, circa 32 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 349 x 257 mm
Provenance: 
Donated by Archpriest Paul to the Monastery of the Holy Archangel 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 of a homily on the Life and the Passion of Christ, attributed to Pseudo-Cyril of Jersalem (Pseudo-Cyrillus); written and illuminated in Egypt, between 822 and 914.
Sewing repair on fols. 8, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24.
Written area ca. 260 x 200 mm. Divisions: Ekthesis, reddened enlarged (sometimes greatly enlarged) initial, and paragraphus sign (Touton style with reddened diple with green bud in column a and reddened obelus in column b) setting off paragraphs; some passages, typically quotations, marked by a small reddened dotted diple in margin of each line.
Script: Upright (title and colophon right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 82 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; reddened colon and curved line as space fillers at end of paragraphs. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpiece, page numbers, extended letters. Colors: moderate reddish brown (Centroid 43), moderate yellow (87), orange (faded), green (corroded).

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Century: 
Classification: