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Detailed record for Arundel 549

Author Gregory of Nazianzus
Title Sermons
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 2nd half of the 11th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Scribe Michael Patrikios
Decoration 16 large foliate headpiece in colours and gold, with large decorated initials in colours, and usually also in gold, at the beginning of sermons (ff. 1, 3, 21, 26v, 36v, 44v, 54v, 62v, 71v, 119v, 130v, 163v, 168, 189v, 206v, 230v). Small simple initials in gold (often tarnished to red), some decorated. Marginal knot (f. 62). Titles in gold.
Dimensions in mm 340 x 240 (240 x 150)
Official foliation ff. 245 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance Written by Michael Patrikios (inscription, f. 245v).
Note on the deeds of the Emperor John Ducas Batatzes in 6755 (A.D. 1247), f. 245v.
Inscribed: 'No. '4'', lower margin upside down, f. 245v.
? 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 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. 167.

H. Omont, ‘Notes sur les manuscrits grecs du British Museum’, Bibliothèque de l’École des Chartes, 45 (1884), 314-350 (p. 346).

Niklas Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: Griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland, Humanistische Bibliothek, ed. by Ernesto Grassi, series I: Abhandlungen, 41 (Munich: Fink, 1981), p. 91.

Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten 800-1600, ed. by Ernst Gamillscheg and Dieter Harlfinger, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Byzantinistik, 3-1, ed. by Herbert Hunger (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1981- ), I: Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, 3 vols, no. 288.

Phlorentias Euangelatou-Notara, ‘Semeiomata’ Hellenikon Kodikon hos Pege dia ten Ereunan tou Oikonomikou kai Koinonikou Biou tou Byzantiou apo tou 9ou Aionos mechri tou Etous 1204, Bibliotheke Sophias N. Saripolou, 47 (Athens: Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepisthmion Athenon, 1982), pp. 86, 118, 184.

Repertorium Nazianzenum: Orationes, Textus Graecus, (Paderborn: Schöningh, 1981- ), II: Codices Americae, Angliae, Austriae, ed. by Justin Mossay, Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des Altertums, 2: Forschungen zu Gregor von Nazianz, ed. by Justin Mossay and Martin Sicherl, 5 (1987), no. 58.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 25.


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Illuminated headpiece and initial

f. 26v
Illuminated headpiece and initial
Illuminated headpiece and initial

f. 119v
Illuminated headpiece and initial

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