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Artefact ID179
TM IDTM 85892
Findspot (DEChriM ID)12   (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageCoptic
Archive/DossierDossier
Description

P.KellisCopt. I 41 (P.Kellis V)

Almost complete personal letter without address in Coptic (L) complaining about a lack of communication

Selection criteria-
Date from370
Date to379
Dating criteria

Archaeological context, dossier connection

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

House 3, room 9, deposit 3 west doorway

Accession number

P.KellisCopt. I 41

Inv. Nr. P56G

current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio princeps

• Gardner, Iain, Alcock, Anthony & Funk, Wolf-Peter. 1999. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis I P. Kell. V (P. Kell. Copt. 10–52; O. Kell. Copt. 1–2), Dakhleh Oasis Project: Monograph 9. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 244-246 & pl. 33.

Additional Bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2006. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri, Studia Antiqua Australiensia 1. Turnhout: Brepols.

• Choat, Malcolm. 2017. "Monastic Letters on Papyrus from Late Antique Egypt." In Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism, edited by Malcolm Choat & Mariachiara Giorda, 17–72. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

• Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. 2002. "An Emerging New Dialect of Coptic."  Orientalia NS 71: 306-307 (grammatical observations).

Authors
Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 179", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/179
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