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Detailed record for Burney 19

Title Gospels
Origin Eastern Mediterranean (Constantinople)
Date 2nd half of the 10th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Artists Kokkinobaphos Master
Decoration Foliate headpieces and large initials in colours and gold at the beginning of each Gospel (ff. 2, 64, 102, 166). Small red initials. Four miniatures added in the second quarter of the 12th century of an Evangelist portrait before each Gospel, ff. 1v, 63v, 101v, 165, attributed to a Kokkinobaphos Master (Lowden 1994).
Dimensions in mm 220 x 170 (145 x 105)
Official foliation ff. ii + 214 (ff. i and 214 are paper flyleaves; ff. ii and 211-213 are parchment flyleaves; other leaves not foliated, e.g., 164*, 165*)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1913.
Provenance Long erased inscription (f. 210).
? B. Arias Montano, purchased in Flanders in 1572 (see Andrés, 1968).
The monastery San Lorenzo el Real, El Escorial, in 1809: inscription 'San Lorenzo el R. del Escorial' (f. 1) (see also Andrés, 1968).
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Notes f. 212 has an offset of the headpiece and initial on f. 64; f. 213 has an offset of the headpiece and initial on f. 102.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 4, pl. I.

Frederick Henry Scrivener, A Full and Exact Collation of about Twenty Greek Manuscripts of the Holy Gospels (hitherto unexamined) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1853), pp. xlviii-xlix (this manuscript as 'o').

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 1.

H. Omont, ‘Notes sur les manuscrits grecs du British Museum’, Bibliothèque de l’École des Chartes, 45 (1884), 314-50 (p. 326).

Facsimiles of Biblical Manuscripts in the British Museum, ed. by Frederic G. Kenyon (London: British Museum, 1900), no. VI.

O. M. Dalton, Byzantine Art and Archaeology (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911), fig. 429.

J. A. Herbert, Illuminated Manuscripts (London: Methuen, 1911), p. 64, pl. IV.

Georg Swarzenski, Die Salzburger Malerei, 2 vols (Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1913), I, 54 n. 1.

John Bradley, Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: Bracken Books, 1920), no. 8.

[J. A. Herbert], British Museum: Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 2, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1923), pl. 1.

[J. A. Herbert],Illuminataed Manuscripts and Bindings of Manuscripts Exhibited in The Grenville Library, Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts, 3 (Oxford: British Museum, 1923), no. 1.

G. F. Warner, Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 2, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1923), pl. 1.

Byzantium: An Introduction to East Roman Civilization, ed. by Norman H. Baynes and H. St. L. B. Moss (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1948) (reprinted 1949 with corrections), pl. 31.

William H. P. Hatch, Facsimiles and Descriptions of Minuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1951), pl. xxiv.

John Beckwith, The Art of Constantinople: An Introduction to Byzantine Art 330-1453 (London: Phaidon Press, 1961), pp. 128, 132-33, fig. 170.

Byzantine Art, A European Art, catalogue of the Ninth Exhibition of the Council of Europe, April 1-June 15, 1964, Zappeion Exhibition Hall (Athens: Institut français d’Athènes, 1964), no. 314.

Gregorio de Andrés, Catálogo de los códices griegos desaparecidos de la Real Biblioteca de El Escorial (El Escorial: [n. pub.], 1968), no. 52.

John Beckwith, The Art of Constantinople: An Introduction to Byzantine Art 330-1453, 2nd edn (London: Phaidon, 1968), pp. 128, 132-33, pl. 170.

Guglielmo Matthiae, Studi bizantini (L'Aquila: Japadre, 1970), p. 62.

The Christian Orient (London: British Library, 1978), no. 7 [exhibition catalogue].

Sever J. Voicu and Serenella D’Alisera, I. MA. G. E. S.: index in manuscriptorum graecorum edita specimina (Rome: Borla, 1981), p. 373.

Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts: Treasure from the British Library, ed. by Thomas Kren (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983), p. 141 n. 15.

J. C. Anderson, ‘The Illustrated Sermons of James the Monk: their dates, order and place in the history of Byzantine Art’, Viator, 22 (1991), 69-120.

John Lowden, catalogue entry no. 176, in Byzantium: Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections, ed. by David Buckton (London: British Museum, 1994).

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), min. 481.

Michelle P. Brown, The British Library Guide to Writing and Scripts (London: British Library, 1998), p. 37, pl. 31.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts, (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 29.

Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle, Bible Manuscripts (London: British Library, forthcoming in 2007).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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