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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA82963

  • Description

    Fragment of an Old Nubian literary text written on parchment in ink. The text is accompanied by an illuminated figure of a bishop seated on a chair in his canonicals with his hand stretched out as a teacher.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Type 7, var.7
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.6 centimetres
    • Width: 1.2 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The fragment was found in the silt which overlay the floor of a church together with many other manuscript fragments in paper and parchment written in Greek and Old Nubian. Preliminary research suggests that these were liturgical works, prayers, Eucharistic sequences, including a fragment of an Anaphora of Athanasius and stories of the martyrs, such as Saints Mercurius and Pachomius.

    Frend, W.H.C., The Qasr Ibrim Expedition (Dec. 1963 – Febr. 1964) (Akten des VII. Internationalen Kongresses für Christliche Archäologie Trier 5-11 September 1965, 536.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2015, 19th June - 5th Sept. Wrexham County Borough Museum. Egyptian Written Culture.
    2016 12 Mar-8 May, Carlisle, Tullie House, Writing for Eternity
    2016 20 May-4 Sept, The Salisbury Museum, Writing for Eternity
    2016 16 Sept-10 Jan 2017, Abergavenny Museum, Writing for Eternity
    2017 21 Jan-21 May, Museum of Hartlepool, Writing for Eternity

  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA82963

  • Registration number

    2008,1008.2275

  • Additional IDs

    • 64.5.7 (excavation number)
Fragment of an Old Nubian literary text with an illuminated figure of a bishop, written on parchment in ink. Illuminated (flesh side) prior to mounting between glass 2013.

Fragment of an Old Nubian literary text with an illuminated figure of a bishop, written on parchment in ink. Illuminated (flesh side) prior to mounting between glass 2013.

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