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  • Tt44pv42k?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1xxx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: 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 2 columns of 27 lines.;Script: Written in small fine minuscule Greek book hand of the eleventh century. There are three scribes represented: Scribe I: fol. 37r-219v; Scribe II: fol. 1r-36r, 219; Scribe III: fol. 220-223.;Decoration: Decorated with small headpieces and initials in the style of Byzantine Court Art of the period. Many large capitals are in gold, as are the headings, with four large illuminated "carpet" panels in gold and colors; three panels of tracery ornament in gold against the plain surface of the parchment, and other slighter illuminated ornament.;Music: Contains musical notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Lectionary of the Four Gospels with Synaxarion and miscellaneous liturgical readings. Musical notations are complete for all text, written in red throughout.;Binding: Byzantine binding of red goatskin over thick wooden boards with a silver gilt covering on the upper cover, worked in repoussé from the rear, in part with dies, with various figures including the Crucifixion, and a long colophon on the paper leaves at the end recording that in 1590 the manuscript was the property of the Metropolitan Church of St. Stephen in the Province of Pisidia, Asia Minor. On the decorated plaque are four impressions of a Christos or God the Father figure, two of "saintly supporting figures" a single impression at top of a small "Christ in Majesty, " and a very large Crucifixion with supporting figures. The lower left corner of the plaque is missing, partly affecting one of the impressions of the "Christos, " and there are small losses at top and near the stud attachment. The plaque measures 245 x 160 mm.
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  • Cr56n680p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Symeon, Metaphrastes, active 10th century and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1xxx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: 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.;1. fol. 1r-2r: Table of contents.;2. fol. 3r-31r: 1 September: Life of St. Symeon the Stylite [Bibliotheca hagiographica Graeca 1686-7].;3. fol. 31r-40v: 2 September: Martyrdom of St. Mamas [BHG 1018].;4. fol. 40v-47r: 3 September: Martyrdom of Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia [BHG 135].;5. fol. 47v-54v: 4 September: Martyrdom of Archbishop Babylas [BHG 206].;6. fol. 54v-60v: 6 September: Miracle of the Archangel Michael at Chonae [BHG 1284].;7. fol. 61r-67v: 7 September: Martyrdom of Saints Eudoxius, Romulus, Zeno and Macarius [BHG 1604].;8. fol. 67v-70v: 7 September: Martyrdom of St. Sozon [BHG 1644].;9. fol. 70v-77r: 8 September: Martyrdom of St. Severianus [BHG 1627].;10. fol. 77v-84r: 9 September: Martyrdom of Saints Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora [BHG 1273].;11. fol. 84r-97v: 11 September: Life of St. Theodora of Alexandria [BHG 1730].;12. fol. 97v-101v: 12 September: Martyrdom of St. Autonomus [BHG 198].;13. fol. 101v-111r: 13 September: Martyrdom of the Centurion Cornelius [BHG 371].;14. fol. 111r-115v: 15 September: Martyrdom of St. Nicetas [BHG 1340].;15. fol. 115v-127r: 16 September: Martyrdom of St. Euphemia [BHG 620].;16. fol. 127v-136v: 17 September: Martyrdom of St. Sophia and her daughters [BHG 1638].;17. fol. 136v-143v: 18 September: Martyrdom of Saints Trophimus, Sabbatius and Dorymedom [BHG 1854];18. fol. 144r-166v: 20 September: Martyrdom of Saints Eustace and Theophiste and of their children [BHG 642].;19. fol. 166v-171r: 22 September: Encomium of St. Phocas by Asterius, Bishop of Amasia [BHG 1539-40].;20. fol. 171v-184v: 24 September: Martyrdom of St. Thecla [BHG 1719].;21. fol. 184v-193r: 25 September: Life of St. Euphrosyne of Alexandria [BHG 626].;22. fol. 193r-204v: 26 September: Life of St. John the Evangelist [BHG 919].;23. fol. 205r-213v: 27 September: Martyrdom of St. Callistratus and his companions [BHG 291].;24. fol. 214r-224r: 28 September: Life of St. Chariton [BHG 301].;25. fol. 224v-236r: 29 September: Life of St. Cyriacus the Hermit [BHG 464].;26. fol. 236r-266r: 30 September: Life and martyrdom of St. Gregory of Greater Armenia [BHG 713].;27. fol. 266v: Blank.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 28 lines; ruled in dry point.;Script: A minuscule written in Perlschrift, a highly standardized calligraphic; table of contents and incipits in burnished gold.;Decoration: 26 large illuminated headpieces at the beginning of each text, in various styles of foliage, ropework, geometric designs and flowers in gold and colors with elaborate interlaced ornamental gold initials in all. Pi-shaped illuminated headpiece at the beginning of the volume (fol. 3r), with rectangular gilded headbands at the beginning of each text. Titles in gold ink and illuminated initial "C" at the beginning of the volume (fol. 3r). Three-lined gilded initial at the beginning of each text; new paragraphs marked with two-line gilded initial. Some headbands (fols. 70v, 97v, 214r, 224v) contain what appears to be unfinished illumination; others (fols. 115v, 144r, 166v, 171v, 193r) were ornamented at a later date, probably in the late-Byzantine period. Around 750 initials set out in margins in gold.;Former shelfmark: Schøyen MS 192.;Former shelfmark: Monē Dionysiou MS 49.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Bound in a possibly 16th-century binding (judging from the approximate date of the writing of the quire signatures), of the "Greek" type (squared and grooved boards flush with book block, no ridges on the spine). Recently restored with new endbands, ribbons, flyleaves and blind-tooled brown leather. Pastedowns and outermost flyleaves (relined) probaby original to the binding.
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  • T148fq60f?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1xxx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: 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 2 columns of 20 lines; parchment ruled for 20 lines, with a dry point on the hair side.;Script: There are two scribes represented: Scribe I: the entire textblock (on parchment) except for Scribe II: fol. 231-237 (on paper); the inserted paper leaves at the end of the textblock date from the fifteenth century. Scribe I is an open, very legible, deliberately flowing squarish cursive, pendant, vertical, with a wide reed nib. Scribe I appears to have been at work in the early part of the eleventh century, ca. 1051. His work is highly practiced and exquisitely formed. The hand of Scribe II contrasts strongly with that of Scribe I. The hand is typical of the fifteenth century--very cursive, rapidly written with a rightward slant, pendant, irregular in presentation, heavy with uncial letters, and with long accents.;Decoration: Contains bar headpieces, finely detailed in reds, blues, greens and gilt (e.g. fol. 52r, 78v.) and penwork ornamentation separating sections of the text. The work appears to be by more than one rubricator because of the differences in styles and colors used. The initial letters are knotted, outlined, and occasionally filled with color. There are some gilded initials.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Covers replaced, made of plywood covered in leather with a portion of an earlier cover inlaid. The Byzantine chain-link sewing has been preserved and left exposed.
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  • Z029pc39b?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 and Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 1xxx
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Forms part of the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University);Format: Manuscript leaves;Titles from opening rubrics (fol. 1r; fol. 3v).;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 30 lines; 30 lines ruled with a dry point on the hair side. Because the leaves have been trimmed to fit the codex as endleaves, all pricking marks have been cut away.;Script: Written in a regular, open, rounded cursive hand, not very large, with a slightly rightward slant, the scribe mixes uncial and minuscule letters and uses small accents and square breathings and the iota adscript.;Decoration: Decorative penwork between the homilies (red ink for penwork and title). Decorated initial with red and blue colors.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Saint Basil's Homily 19 on the Holy Martyrs and Homily in Lacizis. Two bifolia attached at the spine edge, having served as endsheets in a binding.
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