Papyrology: Events and Physical Exhibits

Physical Exhbits

Special Exhibit: From Christianity to Islam: Egypt between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages - January 18 - May 4, 2016 (in Special Collections on the 7th floor of Hatcher)


Parsons Papyrology Exhibit Case

The Parsons Papyrology Exhibit Case, located in the Audubon Room on the first floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library, guarantees that there will always be one piece of ancient papyrus on public display at the U-M Library. The case was made possible by a gift from Gardner and Ann Parsons.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Current Display (January 11, 2016 - April 27, 2016)

Epistles of St. Paul: Romans XVI, 4 – XVI, 23.

Facing leaves from a papyrus codex of the Letters of St. Paul, dating from about 150 C.E. to 200 C.E. The codex, generally referred to as P46, is thought to have contained 104 leaves. There are now 86 leaves extant: 30 are at the University of Michigan and 56 are in the Chester Beatty Collection of Dublin, Ireland. The discovery of this codex in 1931 provided a text at least a century older than the Vatican and Sinaitic codices, the oldest authorities on which text had previously rested. These leaves contain Romans XVI, 4 – XVI, 23.

P. Mich.inv. 6238. pages 39-40.
Unknown provenance, Egypt
late 2nd-3rd century C.E.


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