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|Named Person:||Anthony, of Egypt Saint; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Anthony, of Egypt Saint; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Eusebius, of Caesarea Bishop of Caesarea; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; John, of ShmuÌn; Constantine, Bishop of AsyuÌtÌ£; Stephen, Bishop of Heracleopolis Magna.; Marguerite Duprez Lahey; J Pierpont Morgan; J P Morgan, Jr.; Arthur Sambon; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Dayr al-Malāk Mīkhāʼīl (Fayyūm, Egypt : Province),
|Language Note:||Coptic, the Sahidic dialect.|
|Notes:||Manuscript hagiographic miscellany; written and illuminated in Egypt, before Aug. 30, 823.
Colophons: 1) on fol. 149v: Donation, date and memorial in Coptic: By the archimandrite Papa Damianos (alias Damianē) to the Monastery of St. Michael Archangel near present-day Hamuli; AM 539, 1st indication (August 29 AD 822-August 29, AD 823); memorial for Damianos's coadministrator Apa Apaioule son of the late Papa Basilios, and all the clerics of the same monastery. 2) on fol. 149v: Memorial in Coptic: For Gabriel (?), monk of the same monastery. 3) fol. 105r: Memorial in Coptic: Gabri son, i.e., monk, (of the monastery of St.) Michael. 4) Memorial (?) on fol. 149v. --Ed. van Lantschoot, no. 1.
Written area ca. 279 x 225 mm. Divisions: Red leather tabs fastened to fore-edge of fols. 16, 73, 88, 124, 131 at major divisions of the codex; major initial setting off major textual units; ekthesis, enlarged or greatly enlarged initial and paragraphus sign setting off paragraphs; passages (fols. 35r, 56r) marked by a small diple in margin of each line.
Script: Upright (titles and colophons at fol. 149v right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 72 mm.
Superlineation: Non-standard (very short strokes or dots) Punctuation: Raised dot in conjunction with a space. Tremas rare.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. Quire ornaments. No monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpieces, tailpieces, marginal ornaments, initials, paragraphus signs, signatures and page numbers, extended letters. Colors: strong reddish orange (Centroid 35), moderate yellowish green (136).
In the current binding, fol. 1 is a leaf from a parchment codex formerly used as the upper pastedown of the present manuscript, and is known as Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.579, fol. 1. It is a homiletic fragment of a moralizing character.
St. Archellites (Saint Archellides) is fictitious according to the Coptic encyclopedia (1991).
|Description:||149 leaves (2 columns, 31-38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 368 x 285 mm|
|Contents:||Fols. 3r-16r: Life of St. Archellites, attributed to Eusebius of Caesaarea --
fols. 16v-73r: Life of St. Anthony, attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria --
fols. 73r-88r: Encomium on St. Anthony, attributed to John of Shmun --
fols. 88v-106r: Life of SS. Longinus and Lucius the Ascetics --
fols. 106v-113v: Homily on the Virtues of St. Longinus the Hegoumenos, attributed to Basil of Pemje --
fols. 114r-123v: First Encomium on St. Athanasius of Alexandria, attributed to Constantine of Assiut --
fols. 124r-131r: Second Encomium on St. Athanasius of Alexandria, attributed to Constantine of Assiut --
fols. 131v-149r: Encomium on St. Apa Apollo, Archimandrite of the Monastery of St. Isaac, attributed to Stephen of Hnes (Stephen, Bishop of Heracleopolis Magna) --
fol. 149v: Colophon.