LIFE AND MARTYRDOM OF A SAINT

MS 245/27
MS Short Title LIFE AND MARTYRDOM OF A SAINT
Text LIFE AND MARTYRDOM OF A SAINT
Description MS in Fayumic on papyrus, Fayum, Egypt, 10th c., 10 substantial partial ff., up to 18x20 cm, originally 30-32x24 cm, 70 smaller parts (from 5x5 to 10x10 cm mostly), and 35 fragments, 2 columns, originally ca. 20-22 lines in a beautiful square heavy Coptic uncial.
Binding Egypt, 10th c., fragments of papyrus cartonnage with a sewing thread and a piece of canvas, 19x5 cm, with parts of original black leather and dried glue still sticking to it, coming from the original cover.
Context This MS is from a codex of considerably more than 26 ff. The collection of the renowned papyrologist Prof. Atiyah consisted of more than 677 papyri, mainly originating in Middle Egypt, including Oxyrhynchus and Fayum. The first part of 140 papyri (H.P. Kraus ca. 105(1961)), is now in Yale, Beinecke Library, while 242 Greek papyri is MS 244 and 295 Coptic papyri is MS 245 in The Schøyen Collection, see also MS 108.
Provenance 1. Monastery of St. Kosmas, Egypt; 2. Aziz Suryal Atiyah, Utah (-ca. 1960); 3. H.P. Kraus Cat. 126(1971):108.
Commentary The letters are comparable to the writing in the "Elogium of Pisentius" in the Vatican Library, dated to 918.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 10th Century

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