Coptic Documentary Papyrus Closer Look

Coptic Documentary Papyrus

Egypt, 7th Century C.E.

Papyrus Dimensions:

      7.0 cm. wide x 16.0 cm. high


     Two joining papyrus fragments a (top) and b (bottom)  
     Papyri are pale cream colored ("bleached" looking).
     Side edge is frayed.

     Left bottom portion of a document.  
     Thirteen lines of text written in coptic script using black ink.
     Writing is faded.
     Writing is across the fibers.
     Bottom and left margins present.
     Brown stain at top of frag. a.


     Document written in a different hand.


     Mounted in plexyglass frame.

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