Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum and Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen, P. 8502

Images: no images online. Images of Gospel of Mary pages in Christopher Tuckett, ed. The Gospel of Mary. Oxford Early Christian Gospel Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 (plates 1–9).

Physical description: papyrus, 13 × 10.5 cm, 72 fol., 1 col. (pp. 1–6, 11–14 missing)

Language(s): Coptic

Date: 5th century

Provenance: Akhmim, Egypt


Gospel of Mary (pp. 7–10, 15–19)

Apocryphon of John (pp. 19–77)

Wisdom of Jesus Christ (pp. 77–127)

Act of Peter (pp. 128-141)

Additional Contents: none.

Catalogs: codicological analysis in Walter C. Till. Die gnostischen Schriften des koptischen Papyrus Berolinensis 8502: Zweite, erweiterte Auflage bearbeitet von Hans-Martin Schenke. TU 60. 2nd ed. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1972.

Other online databases: none.

Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (, 9 April 2017.