Epistle of James (Forgery)

1978.291.245a
Seventeen lines of ancient Greek in black ink on a sheet of on papyrus. A forged text from the Epistle of James of the New Testament. Published by Simonides' as fragment VII (top part). The papyrus is pasted to cardboard with some newspaper stuck to the surface. The papyrus was originally stuck to cardboard by Simonides as a group for display in Joseph Mayer’s museum.