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)
- Height: 20.2 centimetres (papyrus)
- Width: 13.3 centimetres (papyrus)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Inscription Translation. .. Now when we had finished praying, look, someone touched me. I thought that it was the hand of the Son of God. He said to me: 'Shenute, do not fear, but trust in the Lord. It is he who will take care for you and he will never abandon you.' He said to me: 'Send the brother to bring bread for the men so they may eat.' I turned round, but I did not see him. We prayed and sent the brother. When he opened the door, we found one hundred artabae pouring on us. We were very happy and we blessed Jesus, who is always beneficent to his servants. We brought five artabae [from there].
Inscription CommentOne hundred artabae is a measure of grain volume, equivalent to c. 30 kg.
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 Checked for loan USA 1989 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: self adhesive tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: incomplete/fragmentary
11 January 2013
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 11-12
- Tattam nos 3-4
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Object reference number: YCA70340
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