[Homilies to the people of Antioch about the Statues].
- [Homilies to the people of Antioch about the Statues].
- Alternative Title:
- Homiliae de statuis ad populum Antiochenum. Selections. Byzantine Greek. 1100
- John Chrysostom, Saint, -407.
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 25 lines.
Script: There are three identifiable hands: Scribe I: fol. 1-57v; Scribe II: fol. 58r-81v, 83r-160; and Scribe III: fol. 82r-v. In letter formation, Scribes I and II share many of the same characteristics of the period both in the combination of uncials and minuscules and in the formation of ligatures. They are noticeably different, however, from Scribe III. Scribe III writes a kind of sprawling, open hand executed with a very fine nib.
Decoration: For each of the contents there is a fine headpiece utilizing reds, blues, greens, all of which become modified by the use of white producing a range of subtle changes in the colors from the strong pure color to delicate blues, greens and pinks. There are thirteen headpieces of varying patterns and delicate initial letters for each of the sections which have retained their incipits. At fol. 5r the bar headpiece, which extends across the width of the column (11 x 74 mm) is filled with a running pattern of four vesical shaped forms, joined at the pointed ends, filled with tri-lobed red florets on double sepaled base in green, the stem rising from each vesica.
Title cataloged from existing description.
St. John Chrysostom's homilies to the people of Antioch and Instructions to the Catechumens. The contents are incomplete: all homilies before fol. 5 and a portion of fol. 6 are missing at the beginning; one leaf after fol. 18, one gathering after the fourth, and one leaf at the end are wanting.
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 160 leaves :parchment, illuminations ; 297 x 232 (247 x 190) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
- See catalog: https://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=DUKE006041168
- Free Re-UsePublic Domain
- Call number: Greek MS 032
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