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Detailed record for Egerton 3045

ff. 1-315 
Title Russian Gospels, with prologues, and a menology and lectional tables (ff. 295-315), and related material
 
 
 
Origin Russia (Moscow)
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Russian/Slavonic
Script Slavonic semi-uncial
Scribe Michael Medovartsev
Artists Michael Medovartsev
Decoration 5 full or 3-sided foliate borders in colours and gold (ff. 4, 12, 93, 147, 233). Foliate headpieces and large decorated initials in colours and gold at the beginning of the Gospels (ff. 12, 93, 147, 233). 8 smaller headpieces in colours and gold (ff. 4, 5v, 88, 89, 141, 143, 229, 295). Large initials in gold. Tituli, rubrics and lectional signs in gold. Initials in red.
Dimensions in mm 205 x 150 (150 x 95)
Official foliation ff. 315 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 1 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Embroidered covers, with clasps; edges gauffred and gilded; bright pink silk endpapers.
Provenance Coloured silk panels with decorated frames in colours (ff. 3, 11, 92, 146, 294), additions to the manuscript, reset in 19th-century paper frames.
Valdemar Ebbesen, Vice-Counsul of Norway: bought in 1930 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 Watermarked German paper.
Select bibliography 'An Illuminated Russian Gospel Book', British Museum Quarterly, 5 (1930-31), 60-61.

British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1926-1930 (London: British Museum, 1959), no. Eg. 3045 [with a detailed description].

The Christian Orient (London: British Library, 1978), no. 15 [exhibition catalogue].

Ralph Cleminson, A Union Catalogue of Cyrillic Manuscripts in British and Irish Collections, The Anne Pennington Catalogue, ed. by Veronica Du Feu and W. F. Ryan (London: University of London, 1988), no. 98.

Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle, Bible Manuscripts: 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (London: British Library, 2007), no. 139.

John Lowden, 'Textiles and Books', in Treasures known and unknown in the British Library, Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, 2007, http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/TourKnownD.asp [accessed 30 April 2013].

(G. B. Popov), ?. ?. ?????, ?????????? ????? ??????: ????????? ? ???????? ?????? ???????? XV-XVI ???????? (??????: ??????, 2009), pp. 151-pp. 151-64 (pp. 152-54).


Images

ff. 1-315
Russian Gospels, with prologues, and a menology and lectional tables (ff. 295-315), and related material
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Headpiece

ff. 3v-4
Headpiece
Headpiece

f. 5v
Headpiece
Headpiece

ff. 11v-12
Headpiece
 
Headpiece

f. 88
Headpiece
Text page

f. 88v
Text page
Headpiece

f. 89
Headpiece
 
Headpiece

ff. 92v-93
Headpiece
Headpiece

f. 141
Headpiece
Headpiece

f. 143
Headpiece
 
Headpiece

ff. 146v-147
Headpiece
Headpiece

f. 229
Headpiece
Headpiece

f. 233
Headpiece
 
Flowers

f. 302v
Flowers
Flower

f. 304
Flower

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Matthew

f. 10v
Matthew
Luke

f. 145v
Luke

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