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Detailed record for Arundel 544

Author John Chrysostom
Title Homilies on John , imperfect
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 2nd half of the 14th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule, written by two scribes (ff. 1-114v; 115-330v)
Decoration 5 patterned headpieces in red and black (ff. 38, 74v, 78, 91v, 310). Numerous patterned or linear headpieces in red. Large initials in red with penwork decoration, a few also with black penwork decoration. Small simple letters in red.
Dimensions in mm 385 x 275 (385 x 200)
Official foliation ff. 331 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance 16th-century (?) note of 8 missing leaves (f. 330v; see also ff. 10v, 12v).
? 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. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3448?.

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, p. 166.

Marcel Aubineau, Codices Chrysostomici Graeci (Paris: CNRS, 1968- ), I: Codices Britianniae et Hiberniae, no. 47.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 22.


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Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 74v
Decorated headpiece and initial
Detail

f. 74v
Detail

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