About this object

Papyrus inscribed in Greek text in 1860 by Constantine Simonides; which he described as being two pages from the Gospel of Matthew 28: 6-16; 18-20; colophon. pp. 30, 31, 48-50. The papyrus is stuck down on a sheet of card which is stuck to a larger sheet of card with other fragments of papyri with forged texts from the Gospel of Matthew. The card is annotated in ink by Constantine Simonides (in Greek), for public display. The papyrus is most likely ancient but the text now written on it is a modern forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Constantine Simonides
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1860 AD
  • Materials
    Papyrus
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1860 before
  • Measurements
    130 mm x 287 mm
  • Note
    Fragment M11169o.5 is photograpehd and recorded as N1989.0319 in NML Photography Department.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Constantine Simonides ( Artist/maker)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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