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Papyrus codex leaf bearing Sahidic script on recto and verso. The text contains a narration of miracles attributed to Shenoute.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 23 centimetres (frame)
- Width: 18.5 centimetres (frame)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Based on similaries with episodes in the Life of Shenoute, Birger Pearson attributed the work to the vita tradition (1989). In their edition, Behlmer and Alcock (1996) identify the narrative as a pseudepigraphic discourse of Shenoute; see Emmel 2004, for the identification of the beginning of a work of Shenoute, You Know, O Brethren.
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Displayed in Room 61 from 2001 until 2007 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: copydex self adhesive carpet tape and Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: A Curatorial condition comment: fair
11 January 2013
Reason for treatment
Replace binding tape on frames with incorrect numbering.
The 7 papyrus codex pages were conserved in 1988 and mounted between glass bound with 3M Scotch Magic Tape. A further binding of PVC Gaffer tape was applied to some frames, and later Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape. With the exception of frame 3, the frame identification numbers are wrong.
The sides of the binding containing identification numbers were removed from frames with Filmoplast T, and replaced with the same binding. In the case of those with PVC gaffer tape which is difficult to remove from the glass, another layer of Filmoplast T tape was placed over it.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- page 3-4
- Tattam nos 11-12
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Object reference number: YCA70345
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