[Fragmentary liturgical manuscript containing special prayers and liturgies].
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- [Fragmentary liturgical manuscript containing special prayers and liturgies].
- 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 (translated): This little book was completed by the hand of the sinner and foreigner (refugee?) George Goudelles reader and psaltis (cantor) on the 13th of October 6920, indiction 5 [A.D. 1411].
Layout: Written in 1 column of 14-15 lines.
Script: Written by several contemporary hands; liberally rubricated; initials in red.
Decoration: Ornamental penwork in black and red ink; ornamental intitials in red.
Title cataloged from existing description.
Contains special prayers and liturgies and represents generations of monks who would have passed it from one to another as evident by the diversity of hands. It is a great mixture of familiar and personal prayers, of monks in their communities.
Binding: This is at least the third binding. The repair with blue thread indicates an earlier stage of repair. Nevertheless, the binding conforms to the Byzantine tradition of preparing the edges of boards by "bridling." In the construction, one-half of the quires are sewn onto each board at the bridling stations, and then the two halves are sewn together on the spine. Enlarged endbands at the head and the tail give stability to the whole structure. The wood is pine or perhaps cypress and is covered with coarse homespun and leather which survives on the front cover.
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 232 leaves :paper, illuminations ; 140 x 106 (105 x 98) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
- See catalog: https://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE006040885
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- Call number: Greek MS 029
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