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Orthodox Eastern Church
Ancient Greek (to 1453)
739 p. : parchment ; 255 x 195 (255 x 82) mm.
Princeton University. Library. Manuscript. Scheide 142
Rare books genre
Goatskin bindings (Binding)
Getty AAT genre
Ms. lectionary (incomplete).
Cataloged from existing description.
Layout: 20-25 lines in 2 columns; framed ruled in dry point.
Decoration: miniatures and painted initials. A colophon on p. 615 indicates an abbot Alexios Stoudios commissioned and guilded the manuscript. But the colophon is false as most of the decoration in this manuscript was executed in the 20th century by the forger Demetrios Pelekasis (1881-1973).
Scribe: Written by two scribes: A: p. 3-702 and p. 711-739; B. p. 703-710.
Origin: Probably written in Constantinople in the 12th century.
Probably 16th c. Dark-red goatskin over chamfered wooden boards.
Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 142.
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