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Detailed record for Egerton 2783

Part 1 ff. 1-335v 
Title Four Gospels, with liturgical directions, tables, apparatus, lections, and, at the end, Synaxarion and Menologion, imperfect
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date last quarter of the 12th or first quarter of the 13th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration 7 full-page miniatures in colours on gold grounds of the symbols of the Evangelists and Evangelist portraits (except Luke) (ff. 13, 13v, 106, 106v, 166v, 264, 264v). Canon tables in red in frames, with foliate decoration (ff. 5-9v). Large headpieces in red with foliate patterns. Large initials in red with penwork decoration. Small initials in red. Simple headpieces in red. Text and rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 140 x 95
 
Part 2 ff. I, IV 
Author Peter Lombard
Title fragments of the Sententiae , pasted on the inside covers
Origin France
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration Large historiated initial in colours and gold (f. I). Small initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, or in red with blue pen-flourishing. Highlighting of letters in red. Small marginal drawing in brown and red (f. IV).
Dimensions in mm 130 x 80 (fragment) a second column visible
 
Official foliation ff. IV + 338 ( + 2 unfoliated leaves after f. 12; an unfoliated parchment leaf after f. 338; f. II is a parchment leaf)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather with blind tooling; gold edges.
Provenance James Woodhouse (d. 1866), Treasurer-General of the Ionian Islands: no. 4 in his collection.
John William Burgon (b. 1813, d. 1888), dean of Chichester and biblical scholar: inscription 'E Libris Johannis Guilmi Burgon, S. T. B. Coll. Oriel. Socii, die 15 Febr. AS. 1875' (f. II ); printed description of the manuscript by Burgon in the Guardian, 19 July 1882 (f. III, pasted to an unfoliated parchment leaf after f. 335).
Rev. W. F. Rose, vicar of Worle, bought in 1893 by the British Museum, using the Bridgewater fund (£12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes Silk curtains over some miniatures.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1888-1893 (London: British Museum, 1894), no. Eg. 2783 (with a detailed description).

Caspar René Gregory, Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs: 1900), pp. 215, 1110 (as e 714).

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1929), no. 45.

Marcel Richard, Inventaire des manuscrits grecs du British Museum, Publications de l'Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, 3 (Paris: C. N. R. S., 1952), p. 87.

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), 714.


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Part  1   ff. 1-335v
Four Gospels, with liturgical directions, tables, apparatus, lections, and, at the end, Synaxarion and Menologion, imperfect
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Matthew

f. 13
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