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  • Description

    Papyrus codex leaf bearing Sahidic script on both sides (one side has 20 lines of Coptic written alnog the fibres, the other side has 21 lines of Coptic written against the fibres. The text contains a narration of miracles attributed to Shenoute.

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 23 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 18.5 centimetres (frame)
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  • Curator's comments

    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.


  • Bibliography

    • Behlmer & Alcock 1996 bibliographic details
    • Emmel 2004 1:381, 2:683, 2:996 bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 108324 ( bibliographic details
    • Providence 1989 no. 148 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.328 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    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

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Life of Shenoute
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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • page 3-4
    • Tattam nos 11-12
Papyrus; Life of Shenoute in Sahidic script recto and verso.


Papyrus; Life of Shenoute in Sahidic script recto and verso.

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