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E01261: Coptic inscription on a wooden lintel with an invocation to the *Michael (the Archangel, S00181) and Apa *Apollo (founder of the monastery at Bawit, 4th century, S00160), from the monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit (Middle Egypt), datable to the 6th/7th century.

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posted on 10.04.2016, 00:00 by gschenke
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+ ⲟ ⲁⲣⲭⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲡⲟⲗⲗⲱ
ⲙⲓⲭ ⲁ ⲁⲏⲗ ⲱ
ⲡⲁⲕⲟⲗⲟⲑⲱⲥ

'Archangel Michael, saint Apa Apollo, the attendant, Alpha and Omega!'


Translation: G. Schenke.

History

Evidence ID

E01261

Saint Name

Apa Apollo (founder of the monastery at Bawit, 4th century ) : S00160 Michael, the Archangel : S00181

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲡⲟⲗⲗⲱ ⲟ ⲁⲣⲭⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ ⲙⲓⲭⲁⲏⲗ

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Inscribed architectural elements

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Bawit

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

Bawit Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The wooden lintel inv. AF 4839/AF 4880 is kept at the Museé du Louvre in Paris.

Bibliography

Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 131.

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