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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.669
Title
Miniature Codex Containing "Oracles" in Sahidic
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
6th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Coptic
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink on vellum
Dimensions
7.5 x 6.87 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Provenance
[Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York (by 1982)], inherited by; his wife, Beatrice Kelekian, New York, (1982-1984), gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1984.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Kelekian in memory of her husband, Charles Dikran Kelekian
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.669
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 203/fig. 114

AnneMarie Luijendijk, Forbidden oracles? : The Gospel of the Lots of Mary (Tubingen, 2014)

Owen Jarus, Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text (https://www.livescience.com/49673-newfound-ancient-gospel-deciphered.html, published online February 3, 2015)

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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