Accession number: 
MS M.589
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Current binding: Rebound by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; current binding incorporates 2 single parchment flyleaves; a leaf at the beginning of the textblock (fol. i) and its conjugate (fol. 8A) formed the upper pastedown of the ancient binding.
Purchased for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1914) in 1911.
30 leaves (2 columns, 30-33 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 328 x 251 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 miscellany in honor of St. Mercurius the general (Saint Mercurius of Caesarea); written and illuminated in Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14.
Colophon: 1) fol. 30v: Donation in Coptic: Very fragmentary. See van Lantschoot.
Written area ca. 250 x 196 mm. Divisions: title, preceded and followed by 1 or more dividers, and major initial setting off major textual units from fol. 8v onwwards; ekthesis, enlarged or greatly enlarged reddened initial, and paragraphus sign setting off paragraphs. Exceeding letters of last line of the page sometimes written below end of the line (rarely below recto column a).
Script: Upright (titles right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 80 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; sometimes colon with 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, major initials, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: green, red, and yellow, all chemically altered.

Coptic, the Sahidic dialect