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How to Read our Labels

How to Read our Labels

Stephen Emmel uses our call number, Ms 158, to create, for instance, the following reference: US-MU 158.13 a/b. a/b is actually the way our fragments are sorted out, written in pencil, meaning recto/verso respectively, and in turn for all the subsequent series: c/d, etc. Then Emmel has assigned letters for the reconstructed codices. For instance, TY2/4: 3 and 4 designate the page numbers within the reconstructed codex.

White Monastery Codex

White Monastery Codex
Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-466)
White Monastery, Sohag (Egypt), eighth-ninth century