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Martyrdom of St. Pteleme
Egypt, 9th century-early 10th century
MS M.581 fol. 1v

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Ptolemy of Dendera nimbed, wearing diadem, mounted, right hand extended toward Paphnutius of Egypt nimbed, wearing monk’s habit, holding staff and vessel inscribed "the receptacle of water" (Coptic), gesturing; inscriptions, "St. Apa Pteleme of Nikentori, ’Greetings’" (Coptic); "Apa Pteleme speaking with Apa Papnoute the ascetic, saying, ’Greetings, Sir, my lord and father’" (Coptic); and "Apa Papnoute speaking with Pteleme, ’Greetings, O ruler’" (Coptic).

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