[New Testament, Gospels].
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- [New Testament, Gospels].
- Alternative Title:
- Bible. Gospels. Byzantine Greek. 1100.
- circa 1100
- Hierotheos (Scribe), scribe.
- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
Format: Manuscript codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Colophon (fol. 235r): Hieroth[eos] Hiereus ho graps[as] ton biblon tautēn [sic].
Colophon (fol. 235r): ̔́Ιεροθ[εος] ̔ιερεὺς ̔ο γραψ[α̃ς] τὸν βίβλον ταυτήν [sic].
Layout: Written in 1 column of 25 lines; 26 lines ruled on the hair side; ruled consistently on the verso of the leaf using mastara, hence no pricking marks.
Script: Written in a roundish cursive hand, suspended, in small upright regular hand with small rounded breathing marks; in dark brown ink, approximately 1100, by the scribe Hierotheos. A scribe name Hierotheos is mentioned by Vogel and Gardthausen, Die griechischen Schreiber des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, page 161.
Decoration: Each gospel has been provided with ornamental scribal titles and rectangular, ornamental head-pieces containing interlacing scrollwork, leaves and flowers in cream, green, reddish pink, and blue, in trefoil compartments in the bottom half of the headpiece equipped for the title of each Gospel. Ornamental penwork separates aspects of the equipment before each Gospel; initial letters in red in the margins throughout.
Former shelfmark: Trebizond: Soumela, MS 82.
Title cataloged from existing description.
Four Gospels, with Synaxarion, and hypotheses for each Gospel; the first leaf of the text, containing the lectionary, is mutilated.
Binding: Probably added in the fourteenth century, of faded purple velvet. The boards, of sweet chestnut, have square edges and average 8 mm in thickness. In the center of each is a silver gilt plaque showing the crucifixion, and in the corners are similar plaques representing the Four Evangelists. Two silver clasps with triple chains of silver. Binding and ornaments are of 14th century or later. In the twentieth century it was resewn in western style on three raised cords and rebacked with dark brown linen. It is likely at that time that end bands in Armenian style were added: red, blue, yellow, and green silk threads woven over the primary end band around which a warp of natural linen thread has been wound.
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 235 leaves :parchment, illuminations ; 220 x 144 (173 x 98) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
- See catalog: https://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE006041517
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- Call number: Greek MS 025
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