[New Testament, Gospel Lectionary].
- [New Testament, Gospel Lectionary].
- Alternative Title:
- Orthodox Eastern Church. Menologion. Selections. 1500.
- Bible. New Testament. Selections. Greek (Medieval Greek). 1500.
- 1500 to 1600
- 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 2 columns of 19 lines; only the margins of the columns ruled.
Script: The hand is a rounded smoothly flowing looping minuscule with alternate use of uncial and minuscule characters. It has a pleasing and delicate slant to the right. The letters have been formed with a reed pen very generously wetted with brown ink. All of the titles have been written in a semi-uncial in a bright red, the same size as the letters of the text.
Decoration: The ornamentation is simple and of two colors, green and red, or perhaps three when the rubricator (or scribe) leaves portions of the decoration blank. The major section divisions have ornamental headpieces of twisted two-ply rope like patterns with points at the intersection of the twists. Each section heading and each pericope has a decorated initial outlined in red and filled with red, green, or left void. Those at the beginning of sections are larger and far more floriated than those opening the readings. A distinctive decorative ornament is the filling of certain closed, or nearly closed, letters with a blob of red ink.
Origin: Dionysiou Monastery, Mt. Athos, Greece.
Former shelfmark: Dionysiou 307.
Title cataloged from existing description.
Aland, Kurt. Kurzgefasste Liste der Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments. 2nd ed., l 648
Lambros, S.P. Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts on Mt. Athos, Dionysius ms. 3841
Gospel Lectionary including the Gospels of the Menologion. The pitch at which the Gospel is to be chanted is indicated in the upper-right margin of some leaves.
- Athos (Greece)
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- 232 leaves : paper, illuminations ; 303 x 213 (206 x 133) mm
- Digital Collection:
- Early Manuscripts collection
- Free Re-UsePublic Domain
- Call number: Greek MS 028
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