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Detailed record for Arundel 536

Part 1 ff. 1-217v 
Title Gospel lectionary
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date Last quarter of the 12th century or 1st quarter of the 13th century
Language Greek
Script Greek miniscule
Decoration Decorated foliate heapieces in red, often with a yellow wash, one extending into the margin (f. 1), one with an animal head (f. 213). Large decorated initials, in red and yellow, or red, black, and yellow, some zoomorphic or anthropomorphic (birds or hands) (ff. 23v, 24v, 29v, 189). Animals in the margins (fish, ff. 168v, 169v; snake, 184v). Large and small red initials, some with penwork decoration and yellow highlights. Some text highlighted in yellow.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 150 (180 x 105)
 
Part 2 ff. i-iii 
Title Extracts from the following Gospel lectionary
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 15th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Small decorated initials in black ink. Knot in black ink.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 150 (Various)
 
Official foliation ff. iii + 217 (ff. i-iii are paper, + unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1897.
Provenance ff. 172-173 are replacements in a later hand.
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond. / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis', f. 2).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Ecphonetic notation in red.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3442.

Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: The British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, pp. 163-64.

Frederick Henry A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament for the Use of Biblical Students, 2 vols, 4th edn (London: Bell & Sons, 1894), evst. 256.

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), l 187.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 18-19.


Images

Part  1   ff. 1-217v
Gospel lectionary
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Zoomorphic initial

f. 24v
Zoomorphic initial
Marginal fish

f. 169v
Marginal fish
Headpiece

f. 170
Headpiece
 

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