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E05441: Coptic inscription from Wadi Sarga (Upper Egypt), with an invocation of *Moses (S00241), *Adam (S00772), *Peter (S00036), *John the Baptist (S00020), *John the virgin (S00042), the *Apostles (S00084), and the *Martyrs (S00060); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 16.05.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
I.Sarga 52

The text is very fragmentary and only partly legible. For that reason, no Coptic text, but only a short description has been provided by W. E. Crum, Wadi Sarga, p. 73.


History

Evidence ID

E05441

Saint Name

Adam and Zoe/Eve : S00772 Moses, Old Testament prophet and lawgiver : S00241 Peter the Apostle : S00036 John the Baptist : S00020 John, the Apostle and Evangelist : S00042 Apostles, unnamed or name lost : S00084 Martyrs, unnamed or name lost :

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

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

Wadi Sarga

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

Wadi Sarga Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The inscription was found at Wadi Sarga and is now housed in the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Bell, H.I. and Crum, W.E., Wadi Sarga: Coptic and Greek Texts from the Excavations Undertaken by the Byzantine Research Account (Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel-Nordisk Forlag, 1922), 73.

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