I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be in New York for a symposium on early codices. Well, that took place on Friday, and it was fantastic. My head is still spinning from all that I learned, and I’ll have a longer post about the meeting later. But one of the things I discovered that I should have known about before was the availability of online images of a lot of material held at the Morgan Library in New York. There are many images of their important collection of covers of Coptic books from Hamuli, along with drawings made by Theodore Petersen. Photo facsimiles of the texts of the Hamuli codices have been available for a couple years now at archive.org (HT Alin Suciu).
Using the Morgan Library’s online catalog, there is also access to lower resolution images of the “Morgan Iliad” (LDAB 2120). In addition, the Morgan collection includes the group of Greek manuscripts published in 1900-1901 as the The Amherst Papyri. There are numerous interesting pieces in this collection, including the famous papyrus codex of the Ascension of Isaiah (P.Amh. Gr. 1.1, LDAB 5989) and P.Amh. Gr. 2.190 and 2.197, a few papyrus fragments of a copy of the Shepherd of Hermas (LDAB 1112). Unfortunately, it appears there is only one very low-res image of the Glazier Codex (LDAB 107756) on the Morgan site. Nevertheless, it’s good to see this material accessible online.