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Gospel Lectionary with ekphonetic neumes (Greg.-Aland l 1495=[ l 459]=[ l 1205])

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  • Title:
    Gospel Lectionary with ekphonetic neumes (Greg.-Aland l 1495=[ l 459]=[ l 1205])
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 37007
  • Creation Date: 13th century
  • Extent and Access:
    Extent:

    318 folios


    Access Conditions: Restrictions to access apply please consult British Library staff:
    Conditions of Use: Letter of introduction required to view this manuscript
  • Language: Greek, Ancient
  • Contents and Scope:
    Contents:

    Gospel Lectionary with ekphonetic neumes (Greg.-Aland l 1495=[ l 459]=[ l 1205]).



    Physical characteristics:

    Material: Parchment.

    Foliation: ff iv + 318. ff i and iv are paste-downs on the upper and lower inner boards, respectively.

    Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm.

    Ruling: 195 x 150 mm, written in two columns, 18 lines per column.

    Binding: Brown leather. On the front cover is an embossed silver and gold plate, depicting Christ enthroned between the Virgin and another, bearded, figure; symbols of the four Evangelists in the corners. An image of the fore-edge can be seen on Digitised Manuscripts as f v recto.

    Decoration: Illuminations of the four Evangelists (St. Luke first) on ff 3r-4v, well preserved. That of St. Matthew is protected by an old piece of embroidered silk (see digital images f 3av, 3bv, 3cv) and a fragment is still attached to that of St. Luke. Headpieces in gold and colours.


  • History:
    Origin:
    Eastern Mediterranean, owned by and likely created at the Monastery of St Nicholas in Pentrochonte, north of Berat, Albania: ownership inscription (f 1r), see further Cataldi Palau (1997) [=2008].
    Custodial History:

    Origin: Eastern Mediterranean, owned by and likely created at the Monastery of St Nicholas in Pentrochonte, north of Berat, Albania: ownership inscription (f 1r), see further Cataldi Palau (1997) [=2008].

    Provenance:

    Theodore Mouzachos (Lord of Berat between 1389 and 1412), received the manuscript for safe-keeping in 1399 from Daniel, the hieromonk at the Monastery of St Nicholas, along with a number of other manuscripts: inscription (f 1r).

    Church of the Virgin of Blacherna, Berat, owned in November 1900: Alexoudes (1901), p. 72.

    John Eleutheriou of Corfu, owned some time between 1900 and 1904: Gregory (1900-1909), p. 428.


    Immediate Source of Acquisition:

    Purchased from Rev. John Samuel Dawes, chaplain at Corfu, 8 October 1904.


  • Former Identifiers: Berat, Bibl. Metropoleos 8
  • Copies: Complete digital coverage available for this manuscript; see Digitised Manuscripts [http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_37007]
  • Digital Version: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_37007
  • Exhibitions: Greek Manuscripts, (online), 18 September 2016-
  • Publications:

    A. Alexoudes, 'Δύο σημειώματα ἐκ χειρογράφων', Δελτίον τῆς ἱστορικῆς καὶ ἐθνολογικπης ἑταιρείας τπης Ἑλλάδος 4 (1892) pp. 275-281.

    A. Alexoudes, 'Κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς ἱεραῖς ἐκκλησίαις τῆς συνοικίας Κάστρου, πόλεως Βερατίου τῆς μητροπόλεως Βελεγράδων εὑρισκομένων ἀρχαίων χειρογράφων, ὑπὸ τοῦ μητροπολίτου Ἀμασείας', Δελτίον τῆς ἱστορικῆς καὶ ἐθνολογικπης ἑταιρείας τπης Ἑλλάδος 5 (1900) pp. 352-369, pp. 355-356, no. 8.

    A. Alexoudes, 'Κώδικες ἐπαρχίας Βελεγράδων', Ἐκκλησιαστικὴ Ἀλήθεια 21 (1901) pp. 71-72, no. 46.

    C. R. Gregory, Textkritik des Neuen Testaments , 3 vols, Leipzig 1900-1909, pp. 428, 1268, 1287.

    Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1900-1905 , London 1907, p. 279.

    M. Richard, Inventaire des manuscrits grecs du British Museum I, Fonds Sloane, Additional, Egerton, Cottonian et Stowe , Paris 1952, pp. 68-69.

    K. Aland, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments (Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung 1), Berlin 1994, p. 309.

    A. Cataldi Palau, 'Manoscritti epiroti a Londra (British Library), ed a Oxford (Magdalen College)', Codices Manuscripti 20/21 (1997) pp. 3–59, pp. 4-11 [reprinted in A. Cataldi Palau, Studies in Greek Manuscripts (Testi, studi, strumenti 24), 2 vols, Spoleto 2008, vol. 2 pp. 443-521, pp. 449-472].


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