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[Papyrus fragment of Christian amulet]

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Published: [Egypt, 900-1000 A.D.]
Topics: Amulets, Egyptian - Illinois - Urbana - Specimens. | Magic, Egyptian - History - Sources. | Coptic manuscripts - Illinois - Urbana - Specimens. | Coptic manuscripts (Papyri) - Illinois - Urbana - Specimens. | Manuscripts, Medieval - Illinois - Urbana - Specimens. | Manuscripts (Papyri) - Specimens.
Regions: Egypt - Civilization - 638-1798.
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Physical Description: 1 fragment : papyrus ; 59 x 52 mm.
Language Note: Coptic.
Summary: Papyrus fragment of a Christian amulet from the 10th century, housed in a glass panel measuring 128 x 90 mm. According to Browne (no. 2 in his 1979 study), this fragment contains the top part of the amulet with the beginning verses of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. The missing part would have contained the openings of the Gospels of Luke and John. Note that an earlier inventory describes this item as a fragment of a private letter dating to the 5th-7th centuries A.D.
Notes: Ms. fragment.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0222.
Former shelf-mark: Item 5 of Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0216.
Former shelf-mark: Inv. 755805.5 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Restrictions: Open to researchers.
Other Names: Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Manuscript. Pre-1650 MS 0222.

More Details for: Papyrus fragment of Christian amulet