Nomocanon : manuscript, circa 1790-1799.

Modern Greek (1453-)
1 v. (221 leaves) : paper, leather binding over wooden boards ; 17.2 x 12 cm.


circa 1790-1799.
Summary note
A compilation of 295 chapters of Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical law. This is an 18th-century Greek manuscript on paper, written in Modern Greek. Cursive script in black ink; initials and head-titles in red ink. Inscription of a later date on fol. 27v indicates the name of one of the previous owners: "kai tode pephyken tō Iakōvō proēgoumenō / tēs monēs tou Timiou Staurou, kai makariou / proēgoumenou hyiou" and a similar inscription on fol. 29v: "kai tode Partheniou Hieromonachou / Rōma tou Samiou 1843." In addition, an inscription on front paste-down endpaper reads: "elavon para tou kyriou Iakōvou proēgoumenou / vivliaria dyo. To peri kathēkontōn [...] [...] / euangelion hellēnikon, / tauta de prosetethē/san enthymēseōs heneka" and on fol. 1 above the head-title: "Partheniou Hieromonachou." On fols. 127v-134v there are consanguinity tables. Front cover is present; back cover is missing. Gold-stamped and blind-embossed leather (goat skin?) over a tapered wooden board (oak?). Various floral stamps and roll tools were used to form concentric frames, at the center of which is a Crucifixion scene with the Virgin Mary and the Evangelist John. Sewn on three raised bands; endbands with secondary sewing in green and tan silk thread. The textblock has gauffered edges with gold flowers on a green-stained background, matching the two green silk bookmarks. The front board has two catchplates for end clasps, which are missing. The first and the last 10 folia bear signs of fire, probably candles.
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2011-70.
Other standard number
  • C0879 (Princeton Greek MS. 60)
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