Washington Manuscript IV - The Epistles of Paul (Codex Washingtonensis)
- Manuscript fragment
- Historical period(s)
- 6th century
- Ink on parchment
- H x W: 16 x 10.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- The Epistles of Paul (fragmentary): eighty four leaves with legible writing plus 168 fragments; stored in separate envelopes. Upright, square uncial script in brown ink; traces of additions of red ink in titles; one column to a page.
- Sometimes called Codex Freerianus, this manuscript was acquired in a much-decayed condition; much of the text had been lost. Because the surviving sections are numbered, it has been determined that the complete manuscript had between two hundred eight and two hundred twelve pages-more than necessary for the Epistles of Paul. This suggests the codex also originally contained the Acts of the Apostles and the catholic epistles (those intended for Christians in general rather than a specific congregation).
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1906 
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi in Giza, Egypt, on December 19, 1906 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. Section, S.I. 1468, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Biblical Manuscripts
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum