|TM ID||TM 128635|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||12 (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)||Class||Textual|
|Writing medium||Codex, Uncertain|
P.Kellis II 92; P.Kellis Gr. 92
Three fragments from a small bifolio (ca. 4,5 cm x 7,5 cm) containing a Manichean hymn of praise.
The ed. pr. notes that the text appears self-contained, i.e., not stemming from a codex or a quire, and suggests that it served as an amulet. The connection to the Manichean belief is made, i.a., by the recurring reference to the Godfather as "hidden"; see ed. pr.
The text begins with an eisthesis (indentation) in l. 1 and features line dividers in l. 9/10 and 46/47. It contains several nomina sacra as well as a possibly abbreviated καί in l. 16, and there are instances of diaeresis as well as minor corrections throughout the fragment. The verso (pages 2-3) is badly effaced.
|Selection criteria||Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Nomina sacra|
Probably by a palaeographical assessment. The ed. pr. does not mention the characteristics of the hand.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Findspot: Egypt, Kellis (Ismant al-Ḫarāb), house 3, room 9, level 3 W drwy.
The fragment was found during the archaeological excavationin Kellis (Ismant al-Ḫarāb) directed by C.A. Hope for the Dakhleh Oasis Project (A.J. Mills).
Current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage.
P.KellisGr. 92 = Inv. no. P 56J.