RELATED MEDIA
  View right to left
pg.16: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis) pg.37: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis) pg. 38: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis) pg. 45: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis) pg. 69: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis) pg. 70: Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis)

Washington Manuscript V - The Minor Prophets (Codex Washingtonensis)

Type
Manuscript
Historical period(s)
Roman Period, mid-3rd century
Medium
Ink on papyrus
Dimension(s)
H x W: 29.5 x 14 cm (11 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1916.768
Label
This early papyrus codex is a complete Christian copy of the Greek text of the twelve Minor Prophets. A succession of people added Coptic glosses (clarifications or translations), perhaps adapting the codex to spread Christianity to people living outside the Hellenized cultural centers around the Nile. It was acquired in Egypt by American missionary David Askren, whose finds were purchased in 1916 by Charles Lang Freer in partnership with banker and financier J. P. Morgan, Jr.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Keyword(s)
Christianity, Egypt, Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)
Collection(s) Area
Biblical Manuscripts
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.