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    Papyrus codex leaf bearing Sahidic script on recto and verso. The text contains a narration of miracles attributed to Shenoute.

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 23.2 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 18.5 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        both sides
      • Inscription Language

  • 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
    • Providence 1989 no. 148 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.328 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Checked for loan USA 1990 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: self adhesive tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    11 January 2013

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    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.

    Treatment details

    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.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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    • page 13-14
Papyrus; Life of Shenoute in Sahidic script recto and verso.


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

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