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Detailed record for Arundel 543

Author John Chrysostom
Title Homilies on Matthew , imperfect
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date 11th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration 3 pink foliate headpieces and large decorated pink initials (ff. 138v, 180v, and 187v) added in the 13th century as replacement folios. Original simple brown headpieces, and small simple pink or brown initials.
Dimensions in mm 355 x 255 (230/260 x 165)
Official foliation ff. 336 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
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. 9; its bookplate, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes ff. 1, 8, 137-138, and 180-187 are replacements in a 13th- (?) century hand.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3448 or 3450.

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. 166.

Patrologiae Cursus completus, Series Graeca, ed by Jacques-Paul Migne, 161 vols (Paris, 1857-1866), LVII, p. vi (this manuscript as 'F').

Marcel Aubineau, Codices Chrysostomici Graeci (Paris: CNRS, 1968- ), I: Codices Britianniae et Hiberniae, no. 46.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 22.

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Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 138v
Decorated headpiece and initial
Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 204
Decorated headpiece and initial

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