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Detailed record for Burney 23

ff. 2-19 
Title Synaxarion, or table of lessons, beginning at Easter
 
ff. 22-230 
Title Four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use, imperfect
 
f. 20v 
Author Eusebius of Caesarea
Title Letter to Carpianus
 
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 12th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Headpieces with foliate decoration with a reddish-brown wash and large initials made up of foliate or zoomorphic forms at the beginning of each Gospel (ff. 22, 99, 149, 207), each preceded by capitula in red. Simple red endpieces. Small red initials outside of the margin.
Dimensions in mm 195 x 145 (125 x 90)
Official foliation ff. iii + 234 (ff. i-iii, 1, and 231-34 are paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown polished calf, typical of Burney bindings; rebacked in 1962.
Provenance Erased Greek inscription, f. 22.
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840 ), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 5.

Frederick Henry Scrivener, A Full and Exact Collation of about Twenty Greek Manuscripts of the Holy Gospels (hitherto unexamined) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1853), pp. liv-lv (as ‘s’).

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), min. 485.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts, (London: The British Library, 1999- ), I, 30-31.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


Images

ff. 22-230
Four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use, imperfect
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Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 22
Decorated headpiece and initial
Detail

f. 22
Detail

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