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E00949: Fragment of a Coptic papyrus document, from Hermopolis/Shmoun (Middle Egypt), mentioning an archimandrite *Shenoute (abbot of the White Monastery, d. 465), datable to the 7th/8th c.

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CPR 2 172, line 1–2:

[ -ca.?- ⲁⲣ]ⲭⲓⲙⲁⲛⲇⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ ⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ϣⲉⲛ[ⲟⲩⲧⲉ -ca.?- ]
[ -ca.?- ]  ̣  ̣  ̣  ̣ ⲧⲓⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲧⲁⲓ ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ ϩⲓ[ -ca.?- ]

'[…] archimandrite, saint She[enoute, …] … […] … city of Shmoun … […]'

The text is available online at:
http://papyri.info/ddbdp/cpr;2;172

History

Evidence ID

E00949

Saint Name

Shenoute, abbot of the White Monastery near Akhmim/Panopolis (Upper Egypt), ob. c. 465. : S00688

Saint Name in Source

ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - abbots

Source

CPR 2 172 is a papyrus document belonging to the Vienna papyrus collection, inv. P.Vindob K 3259. The document has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

This very fragmentary text may just possibly refer to a cult place of Shenoute, perhaps in the monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit, near Hermopolis, see E00948.

Bibliography

Papaconstantinou, A., Le culte des saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris: CNRS, 2001), 185–186, 423.

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