[New Testament, Gospels].
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- [New Testament, Gospels].
- Alternative Title:
- Bible. Gospels. Byzantine Greek. 1100.
- 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.
Layout: Written in 1 column of 26-27 lines; ruled for 26-27 lines with a dry point on the hair side in one column.
Script: A very round, largish thirteenth-century pendant hand in a brown ink. The titles, numbers, kephalaia, and liturgical rubrics are written generally in semi-uncials. The hand in the text is a beautifully executed and fluid ductus with a tendency at times to slant to the left. The hand contains an even mixture of neatly formed uncial and flowing minuscule cursive characters.
Decoration: Kephalaia appear in the upper and lower margins, in the scribal hand, red; scribal Eusebian sections and canon numbers are in red in the fore edge margins. Each Gospel has been provided with an ornamental headpiece and a facing evangelist's portrait. The only well-preserved one is that of St. John (fol. 11v, 81v, 129v, and 209v). For the opening of each of the Gospels and the kephalaia for St. Matthew, there are varying headpieces (fol. 9v, 12r, 82r, 130r, and 210r). Lectionary tables are at the front and back of the codex. A complete set of Eusebian numbers are provided sporadically.
Title cataloged from existing description.
Evangelion with lectionary tables for Synaxarion and Menolgion.
Binding: A Byzantine binding of dark brown morocco over pine, now considerably damaged by insects; edges grooved to corners originally supplied with two fore edge triple interlaced thong clasps anchored in the lower board and attached to the upper cover by means of edge pins (only one nearer the head remains); blind-tooled panels--three, one inside the other--in quadruple fillets; the angles of the panels intersected by diagonals originating at the corner of the covers, extending to the inside of the middle panel, thus creating a lozenge in the center of the cover. Affixed to the center by two copper alloy nails is a thick (3.5 mm) undecorated silver alloy cross (101 x 75 mm, with arms 15 mm wide). Sewn in the Byzantine style with chain-link style sewing with extended endbands worked in a chevron pattern in white, green, and red silk: with a beaded cap, worked over a primary endband of bleached linen. Endsheets are 16th century with an anchor watermark (partially visible).
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 272 leaves :parchment, illuminations ; 265 x 187 (188 x 128) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
- See catalog: https://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE006041646
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- Call number: Greek MS 038
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