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E04080: Coptic funerary inscription from Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt), invoking Apa *Horion (S01061) to have mercy on the soul of a deceased woman; datable to the 6th/7th century.

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posted on 25.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KSB 1 770

Lines 1–7 read as follows:

+ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲫⲁⲕⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲱⲣⲓⲱⲛ ⲁⲣⲓ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲧⲩⲯⲓⲭⲏ ⲉⲛⲥⲓⲃⲗⲏ ⲧⲣⲱⲙ ⲧⲥⲓⲥⲓⲱ ⲉⲛⲧⲁⲥⲉⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲉⲙⲟⲥ

‘God of saint Apa Horion, have mercy on the soul of Sibyl, the inhabitant of Tsisio. She has gone to rest …’


(Text: M. Hasitzka; trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04080

Saint Name

Ōriōn, bishop and martyr in Alexandria : S01061

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ϩⲱⲣⲓⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

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

Antinoopolis

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

Antinoopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The limestone stele inv. 17 is located in the Museum Minieh.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 256.

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