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Detailed record for Sloane 3947

Title Psalter
Origin Russia
Date 16th century
Language Russian (Church Slavonic)
Script Cyrillic
Decoration 1 decorated headpiece (f. 2). Large initials in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 100 (125 x 75)
Official foliation ff. 164 (+ 1 leaf after f. 1; + 1 paper and 1 original flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 original and 1 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Inscription in Russian (f. 1).
Inscribed 'Ex dono Will(hel)mi Skinner Armig(?)' (f. 1).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector.
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 3833-4014 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 3947 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].


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Decorated headpiece

f. 2
Decorated headpiece
Coloured initial

ff. 27v-28
Coloured initial

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