Miscellany

Record ID: 
77475
Accession number: 
MS M.590
Title: 
Miscellany
Created: 
Egypt, before Aug. 29, 893.
Binding: 
Ancient binding: upper and lower covers, and a fragment from the back, of leather, over papyrus boards; blind-tooled.(Binding cataloged as MS M.590A.)
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
70 leaves (2 columns, 31-35 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 338 x 258 mm
Provenance: 
Donated AM 609 (Aug. 29, 892 or Aug. 28, 893) to the 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. miscellany in honor of St. Apa Menas; written and illuminated in the Fayyūm Province, Egypt, before Aug. 29, 893.
Texts: Martyrdom of St. Apa Menas (fol. 1r-18v); Miracles wrought by God through St. Apa Menas, attributed to Theophilus of Alexandria (Theophilus, patriarch, Archbishop of Alexandria) (fol. 19r-50v); Encomium on St. Apa Menas, attributed to John of Alexandria (fol. 51r-68v).
Scribe: Apaiouli.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpieces, tailpiece ornaments, marginal ornaments, initials, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters; colors: dark orange, moderate yellow, green (corroded).

Language: 
Coptic, the Sahidic dialect
Classification: