Papyrus Fragments from a Lectionary


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Public Domain

Object Details

Date: 580–640

Geography: Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt

Culture: Coptic

Medium: Papyrus with ink

Dimensions: Framed: 8 9/16 x 5 5/8 in. (21.7 x 14.3 cm)

Classification: Papyrus

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1914

Accession Number: 14.1.527

Inscription: in Greek
From Tombs 65-66 of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Museum excavations, 1913–14. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1914.
Crum, W. E., and H. G. Evelyn-White. The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Vol. II. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926. no. 583, p. 301.

Gampel, Alan. "Papyrological Evidence of Musical Notation from the 6th to the 8th Centuries." Musica Disciplina 57 (2012). pp. 13–14, fig. 4a.

Gampel, Alan. "The Origins of Musical Notation in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions." In Age of Transition: Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World, edited by Helen C. Evans. New York: Yale University Press, 2015. pp. 148-149, fig. 1a, b.