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  • 6d570414p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 11xx
    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 23-24 lines; ruled for 23-25 lines with a dry point to the hair side to accommodate both the text and the commentary.;Script: There are two scribes represented. Scribe I (fol. 1-64v) writes with a roundish, neat, irregular flowing cursive, pendant, with a tendency to accent the down strokes, with a reed nib using a dark brown ink. Scribe II (fol. 165r-181) is less practiced than Scribe I; he writes in a largish regular if not particularly beautiful pendant hand with a soft brown ink. In both sections, headings, accents and punctuation are in a red ink.;Decoration: The ornamentation consists of the initial letters: Scribe I uses a rather smallish knotted, floriated, and foliated form outlined in red, filled with a dark blue pigment; Scribe II has used only the reddish orange for initials. He has reinked in red some of the pages written by Scribe I. Ornamental bar headpiece, checkered in two hues of blue, outlined in red and gilt (fol. 1).;Title cataloged from existing description.;New Testament Lectionary with Menaion.;Binding: Originally a Byzantine binding of dark brown morocco over heavy wooden boards (the wood is not identifiable because of the pastedowns) with plain edges which have been tooled with a simple narrow fillet four or five times. The volume was rebacked with poor quality calf preserving the original (Byzantine) tooled covers. Both upper and lower covers were decorated in the same manner: an untooled wide frame, mitred at the corners, edged by triple-fillet tool around the edges, encloses an inner frame composed of multiple impressions of heart-shaped rinceau pattern joined at the points in the center. The center panel formed by this frame is decorated by diagonals in triple fillets and one line through the center; the junctures are marked by small lozenges with fleur-de-lis and the opposing central triangular panels at the head and tail are centered by a small round stamp with the form of some "fantastic" bird.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Evangeliaries, Liturgical books, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • 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.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Evangeliaries, Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, Minuscule, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • H128nm83n?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Aristotle and Damianos Guidotes (Scribe), scribe
    Date: 1600/1700?
    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 1 column of 30 lines. Ruled on both sides of the lead with a thin pointed instrument.;Script: Written in a small Greek miniscule hand by two copyists: Scribe I: fol. 1-85, 122-208 by the scribe Damianos Guidotes; Scribe II: fol. 86-119 by an unidentified scribe who worked under the auspices of Damianos. Damianos Guidotes has given his name in a one-line colophon on the last leaf. Several other manuscripts written by him are known, all from the library of San Francesco della Vigna.;Origin: Venice, Italy. See notes on script.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: In a modern binding of dark brown calf over binder's boards. Sewn of four raised cords; tooled with two concentric rectangles in blind fillets. A frame is formed within the edges of the upper cover by a wide Italianiate vegetal roll bordered by a triple fillet of one thick in the middle and two thins on either side. At the intersections in the corners on the diagonal are expansive fleur-de-lis stamps. Within the frame is a lozenge formed by a wide circular floriate roll, bordered by the same triple fillet as found on the frame.
    Subject: Philosophy, Ancient--Early works to 1800, Logic, Ancient--Early works to 1800, Categories (Philosophy)--Early works to 1800, Logic--Early works to 1800, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Minuscule and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Modern Greek (1453-)
    Type: Text
  • 1c18dp384?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 12xx
    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.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 28 lines.;Script: The script is short and rounded with a slight slant to the left and frequent backhooks to the right in deep brown ink. A later hand in black has added notes and retraced faded text. The hand appears to be the same as Duke Greek MS 43.;Decoration: Ornamental intials in red ink, measuring as high as five lines of text.;Decoration added at a later date: Ornamental running penwork in the outer margin in a dark black ink.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Includes 5th Sunday of John (fol. 1r-1v) and 3rd Sunday-6th Sunday of Lent (fol. 2r-5v);Binding: Binding of blind-stamped black (dark brown) goatskin over wooden boards, ca. 1600. Metal ornaments of 2 Byzantine crosses, each set with 10 garnets with crown-like bosses at each corner. The original binding is now separated from the leaves. The interior of the binding preserves both the original sewing and repairs for the multiple quires that made up the codex. At least twenty quires are wanting (determined by counting the sewings). Duke Greek MS 43 was also found in the same binding.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Evangeliaries, Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, Minuscule, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • 5d86p6965?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 11xx
    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 leaf.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Layout: Written in 2 columns of 23 lines.;Script: A flat, squarish hand, open and evenly spaced, with a generous use of uncials, written in a dark ink with a wide nib. Vertical and very clear in dark ink with notes for chanting. Headings and punctuation in red ink.;Decoration: Two ornamental initials in red ink, with slightly foliated cross bar and knotted shaft and foliate finial, measuring as high as five lines of text.;The formula for the beginning of each lection, preceeded by four dots arranged in a lozenge: Ek tou k[a]t[a] Matth[aion].;The formula for the beginning of each lection, preceeded by four dots arranged in a lozenge: E̓κ του̃ κ[α]τ[ὰ] Ματθ[αι̃ον].;Title cataloged from existing description.;A single leaf from Saturday-Sunday lectionary for the gospel of Matthew. Trimmed at the fore edge, affecting the edges of the letters at the margin; some loss of text.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Evangeliaries, Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • 8w32rc96j?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 11xx
    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 1 column of 26 lines.;Script: A small minuscule in black ink. On some leaves, the ink appears to be written in a different black ink (e.g. fol. 31r). Black initials appear slightly larger than the text. The letters kappa, phi, and zeta have long flourishes at the bottom of the line.;Decoration: Penwork ornament in black ink. Ornamental bar headpiece over a heading of ornamental uncial initials(fol. 31r).;Title cataloged from existing description.;A portion of a larger volume which contained readings and liturgical instructions for September and much of October. Preserved now are only readings for September 5, 12, 13, and two other identified days, and for October 1, 2, and a portion of another day.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church.--Menaion--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, Minuscule, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • R207tw89s?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1258 and 1842
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Physical description: 15 lines per page in naskh script on glazed, laid European paper. Gold borders and verse markers; red punctuation marks; catchwords. Surah headings in red. Text fully vocalized. A few marginal notes concerned with recitation and marking aḥzāb. Partially detached from spine.;Decoration: On leaves 1b-2a, text of Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and beginning of Sūrat al-Baqarah bordered by gold on either side and rectangles above and below. Upper rectangle contains yellow border with vegetal design on gold ground. It is surmounted by a gold cupola containing a vegetal design, bordered on three sides by a double border of lavender and green, with blue and red tīghs on top. The lower rectangle contains a double border of green and lavender as well as a vegetal design on gold ground. Ajzāʼ marked in margin with stylized illuminated flower with tīghs above and below.;An illuminated manuscript of the Qurʼan.;Red leather Islamic binding with flap; gold-stamped border. Blue paper pastedowns and flyleaves. Binding repaired with green leather and blue cloth.
    Subject: Manuscripts, Arabic
    Format (Original): Illuminated manuscripts, Naskhī, Manuscripts (document genre), and Islamic bindings (binding)
    Type: Text
  • 1544bw594?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 11xx
    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; ruled for 20 lines, 12 mm apart, with a dry point on the hair side.;Script: The work of one scribe only, except for the colophons and the one page of added liturgical material on the last leaf (fol. 276r-v). Written in a deep brown ink, the minuscule is remarkably open and widely spaced, as is evident from the ruling with 12 mm between the lines. The letters are carefully formed, mostly vertical, rounded, and pendant, and none is enlarged or extends above the line of text except those letters which have ascenders and descenders. As a liturgical text, the words are occasionally separated by the ecphonetic notations which have been added in the line of text and above in a soft red.;Decoration: Throughout the scribe follows a very similar pattern of constructing initial letters: the large initials are mostly outlined in gold with the interior void; there are several colored initials (fol. 1r, 48r, 79r, 111r, 154r, and 197r) and many in red. The image of the letter "T" growing out of the partridge breast is reminiscent of Moscow, Historical Museum, Cod. VI, 382 where the letter "A" is similarly presented. The ornamental headpieces are of several types: the introductory headpiece (fol. 1r) follows a carpet motif whereas those for the beginning of the major sections have been created in a style of the rectangular headpiece of the 11th/12th century (fol. 1r, 48r, 79r, 111r, 154r, and 197r). For the divisions in the menologion, the divisions are marked by a simple, slender (3 mm) gilt bar, except for one that is a running ornament (fol. 269r) and a slender gilt turned ornament (fol. 275v);Music: Contains ecphonetic notation.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Binding: Covers of thin wooden boards (8 mm thick), beveled on the inside and covered with a dark brown morocco. Around the edge of the board a frame has been formed by a small roll (4mm) with a running pattern composed of vine and fruit, bordered on either side in blind by three fillets, one wider than the other two. Within the frame a lozenge has been created of the same combination of tools converging at the inside edge of the frame at the center of each side. Within each of the four corners a lozenge stamp filled with a blossom and leaves (23 x 18 mm) has been affixed; the same stamp with points touching are arranged vertically. The two fore edge clasps are wanting. They were apprarently made of fabric and may actually have been ties anchored under the cover by two nails since there are no distinctions between the attachments of the upper and lower covers. The manuscript has been rebacked sometime in its recent history, likely within the twentieth-century. Decorated endsheets are of a widely spaced leaf patterns in light green, reddish tan and black against a pink background. At one time the edges of the textblock were gilt.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Evangeliaries, Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, Minuscule, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • Q811kr973?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Orthodox Eastern Church
    Date: 11xx
    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 1 column of 28-29 lines.;Script: Scribe I (fol. 1r-77v) writes a small, irregular minuscule usually through the line--neither pendant nor resting on the line. He uses a wide nib which produces contrasting thick and thin lines as may be seen in the transverse strokes of the uncial kappa, lambda, chi, and alpha. Although the hand tends to be upright, there is a perceptible slant to the right. The titles, chapters and canon numbers are all written in semi-uncials, slightly largers than the letters of the text. The titles are frequently highlighted with a yellow wash. The scribe frequently fills in the outlines of a letter with deep red ink. Scribe II commences without loss of text at fol. 78r in the middle of a lesson for Palm Sunday.;Decoration: The titles and headings are highlighted in yellow. Some of the capitals are touched in red; there are more than 190 decorated initials of two main styles according to the taste of the scribes: 1) penwork ornament with foliate ornaments and knotted stems, pointing hands frequently infilled with red and sometimes yellow, and 2) simpler designs in red usually without the penwork outlines. There are headpieces which stretch across the full width of the column: fol. 1r, 117v, 123r, 127v, 133r, 138v, 140v, 142v, 143v (marginal foliate ornaments), 146v, 147v, and 150r. Some decorated initials are copied out again in margins in medieval hands and a standing figure holding a cross was added in margin on fol. 110v.;Title cataloged from existing description.;Gospel lectionary with readings for Sundays and for weekdays between Easter and Pentecost; part of flyleaf was replaced with another manuscript apparently an eleventh- or twelfth- century commentary on Genesis. The last two leaves are very defective.;Binding: Bound by Sydney M. Cockerell of Douglas Cockerell & Sons in November 1949 in oak boards with spine of white alum tawed pigskin, blind stamped, spine title gilt, silver catches and clasps on plaited leather thongs; note by binder enclosed; marbled slipcase.
    Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, and Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
    Format (Original): Uncial, Alum tawed bindings (binding), Illuminated manuscripts, Liturgical books, Silver clasps (binding), Silver catches (binding), Minuscule, Manuscripts (document genre), and Evangeliaries
    Language: Ancient Greek (to 1453)
    Type: Text
  • B8515w03m?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Cabasilas, Nicolaus, active 14th century
    Date: 1550
    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 1 column of 29 lines; barely visible ruling; ruled with a mastara.;Script: An Italianate hand of the middle 1500s. The hand has many characteristics of Harlfinger 19, 34, and 298. The hand is mostly very vertical, but sometimes slants to the left and sometimes in the direction of the flow of the text. For the most part it has a strong vertical profile with letter separation. The hand is fluid with a loose, open appearance.;Decoration: Simple penwork ornamentation used in the headings, the titles, and in the initials, always done in red; mostly they are floriated; ornamentation on fol. 2r, 11v, 30r, 34v, 53r, 57r, 77r, 109r, and 139r.;Former shelfmark: Phillipps MS 11609.;Title cataloged from existing description.;The manuscript includes the first six books of On the life in Christ (Patrologiae Graeca 150, 493-684) and Against Usurers (PG 150, 727) by Cabasilas; with Elementary introduction to the Orthodox Faith (PG 95, 100), Concerning the two wills in Christ (PG 95, 128-185), Letter to the Archimandrite Jordanes about the Parisee (PG 95, 21-61) and First treaty agains the iconoclasts (PG 94, 1232), Against Acephalus concerning the composition of nature (PG 95, 113-125), On divine images I (PG 94, 1232-1284), and On divine images III (PG 94, 1319-1422) by St. John of Damascus, and the Commentary on the Song of Songs by Nilus of Ancyra.;Binding: Dark brown calf over pasteboard; blind stamped with central arabesque on both covers; ruled frame, and original red linen ties, now wanting.
    Subject: Sacraments--Orthodox Eastern Church--Early works to 1800, Mystical union--Early works to 1800, Orthodox Eastern Church--Doctrines--Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern), and Asceticism--Orthodox Eastern Church--Early works to 1800
    Contributor: Nilus, of Ancyra, Saint, -approximately 430. Commentary on the Song of songs and John, of Damascus, Saint. Works. Selections
    Format (Original): Illuminated manuscripts, Minuscule, and Manuscripts (document genre)
    Language: Modern Greek (1453-)
    Type: Text