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  • Description

    Papyrus codex leaf bearing Sahidic Coptic text on both sides, one side has 20 lines of text written along 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

    On display: G66/dc3

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: copydex self adhesive carpet tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: A

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Life of Shenoute
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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • page 5-6
    • Tattam nos 8-7
Papyrus; Life of Shenoute in Sahidic script recto and verso.


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

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