|TM ID||TM 64385|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
BKT VI 6.8;
A bifolio from a miniature codex containing an acrostic hymn.
The papyrus fragment is nearly intact, and measures 6 x 4.5 cm. It preserves 7 and 8 lines of text on the first folio and 8 lines of text in the second folio (both sides; the folios are conjoined).
The text presents the end of an acrostic hymn (verses tau through omega) to the Good Shepherd, and ends on a doxology. The scribe appears to operate with two metrical modi; the quantitative system of old, and the newer system that is based on accentuation. All preserved verses end on paroxytons (acute accentuation of the penultimate syllable).
The beginning of the stanzas is marked by an obelos, and the end of the stanza is marked by a cross.
|Selection criteria||Subliterary genre (Liturgical)|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the hymnal bifolio in the 4th c. There is also a possibility that the fragment belongs to the 5th c.; see Mihálykó (2019): 81, 102, 159, 192f., 247f. and 290.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown, but as the fragment was acquired in the Arsinoites (Fayûm) in 1887, the Arsinoites is a possible provenance.
Berlin, SMPK Egyptian Museum, P. 8299.