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Detailed record for Arundel 542

Author John Chrysostom , Severianus Gabalensis
Title Various theological works
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 10th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration Large foliate, geometric, or decorated headpieces in colours and gold with enclosed titles in red majuscules, and large coloured initials below at the beginning of texts (ff. 1, 16, 29, 37v, 55v, 72v, 81, 94, 103, 111v, 117, 124, 135v, 143v, 148, 153v, 169, 181v, 191v, 200v, 212, 223, 237v). Simple headpiece with titles in red uncials, and large decorated initials in colour. Simple endpieces. Small initials in brown. Marginal drawing of a cross (f. 223).
Dimensions in mm 405 x 265 (305 x 165)
Official foliation ff. 237 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1981.
Provenance ? 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 together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Misbinding of ff. 1-20 noted in a 13th century (?) Greek hand in the lower margin.
ff. 38-39 bound upside down.
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. 165.

Marcel Aubineau, Codices Chrysostomici Graeci (Paris: CNRS, 1968- ), I: Codices Britianniae et Hiberniae, no. 45.

Maria Luisa Agati, La Minuscola 'Bouletée', preface by Paul Canart, Littera Antiqua, 9.1 (Vatican City: Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica, 1992), p. 293.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 21-22 [with additional bibliography].

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Illuminated headpiece

f. 94
Illuminated headpiece
Illuminated headpiece and initial

f. 103
Illuminated headpiece and initial
Illuminated headpiece and initial

f. 191v
Illuminated headpiece and initial

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