About this object

A fragment of papyrus inscribed on both sides with Coptic text. On the verso are twenty horizontal lines and a single line running up the left-hand side. There appear to be several different types of handwriting. On the recto is a single line of script. Mounted within a cardboard frame.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    600 AD - 700 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1971 before
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 80 mm
  • Related people


Previous owners

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