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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Manuscript; Single vellum bifolio of Besa's Life of Shenoute; Sahidic script recto and verso.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 9thC (Based on comparison with Hamouli Library (Shore 1979))
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 61 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 38 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        both sides
      • Inscription Language

  • Bibliography

    • Shore 1979 bibliographic details
    • Lubomierski 2007 p. 44, 50, 57, 205, 212. (Especially p. 57.) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: charred, cockled, fractured, fragmentary, insect attack, loss Iron gall ink (loss) Adhered: glass Pigments Tabbed: courtplaster Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: incomplete - lacunae

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Life of Shenoute
  • Acquisition notes

    Registered in 1971 (see Shore 1979).

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number



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