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Abstract

This small, densely written volume of the New Testament was evidently made for personal reading. It represents high-level manuscript production in the first decades of the late Byzantine period. ca. 1300. By 1628, it is known to have been in the Chilandari Monastery, or one of its dependencies, on Mount Athos.

Text Note

Fols. 1v–2r: Letter of Eusebius to Carpianus; fols. 3r–7v: Canon tables; fols. 8r–v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Matthew; fols. 10r–54v: Gospel of Matthew; fols. 55r–v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Mark; fols. 57r–85r: Gospel of Mark; fols. 85v–86v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Luke; fols. 88r–137r: Gospel of Luke; fol. 137r: Chapters list for the Gospel of John; fols. 139r–171v: Gospel of John; fols. 172r–181r: List of Gospel readings for the movable feasts; fols. 181v–191r: List of Gospel readings for the immovable feasts; fols. 192r–236v: Acts of the Apostles; fols. 236v-253r: Catholic Epistles; fols. 236v–240r: James; fols. 240r–244r: I Peter; fols. 244r–246v: II Peter; fols. 246v–251r: I John; fols. 251r–v: II John; fols. 251v–252r: III John; fols. 252r–253r: Jude; fols. 253r-340r: Pauline Epistles; fols. 253r–268v: Romans; fols. 268v–283v: I Corinthians; fols. 284r–294r: II Corinthians; fols. 294v–299v: Galatians; fols. 299v–305r: Ephesians; fols. 305r–308v: Philippians; fols. 309r–312v: Colossians; fols. 312v–316r: I Thessalonians; fols. 316r–317v: II Thessalonians; fols. 318r–322r: I Timothy; fols. 322r–325r: II Timothy; fols. 325r–326v: Titus; fols. 327r–v: Philemon; fols. 327v–340r: Hebrews; fols. 342r–346r: List of Acts and Epistles readings for the movable feasts; fols. 346r–352v: List of Acts and Epistles readings for the immovable feasts

Hand note

One hand throughout

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Parpulov, Georgi R.

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Joyal, Stephanie

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Clark, K.W. A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937, pp. 353–357, with pl. lvii.


Berkowitz, D.S. In Remembrance of Creation: Evolution of Art and Scholarship in the Medieval and Renaissance Bible. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 1968, p. 23, cat. no. 9.


The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1: Catalogue, ed. K. Hoffman. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970, pp. 296-297, cat. no. 290.


Buchthal, H., and H. Belting, Patronage in Thirteenth-Century Constantinople: An Atelier of Late Byzantine Book Illumination and Calligraphy. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 16. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1978, pp. 109–110, with pls. 5–7.


Parpulov, G.R. “A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.” Journal of the Walters Art Museum 62 (2004): pp. 71-189, pp. 96-99, p. 152 (fols. 251v-252r, fol. 341).


Bibliography

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

fol. 205bookmark, v

fol. 206bookmark, r

Back flyleaf i, r

Back flyleaf i, v

Back flyleaf ii, r

Back flyleaf ii, v

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Bible
Byzantine
Christian
Miniature
13th century
Scripture
Binding
Greece
Turkey
14th century
Gospels
Science
Science -- Medicine

Origin Place

Probably Constantinople (modern Istanbul)

Date

Ca. 1300 CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Greek, Ancient (to 1453).

Provenance

In the Chilandari Monastery

Léon Gruel, Paris

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Gruel before 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

<< return to search New Testament W.525

Origin Place

Probably Constantinople (modern Istanbul)

Date

Ca. 1300 CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Greek, Ancient (to 1453).

Provenance

In the Chilandari Monastery

Léon Gruel, Paris

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Gruel before 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This small, densely written volume of the New Testament was evidently made for personal reading. It represents high-level manuscript production in the first decades of the late Byzantine period. ca. 1300. By 1628, it is known to have been in the Chilandari Monastery, or one of its dependencies, on Mount Athos.

Text Note

Fols. 1v–2r: Letter of Eusebius to Carpianus; fols. 3r–7v: Canon tables; fols. 8r–v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Matthew; fols. 10r–54v: Gospel of Matthew; fols. 55r–v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Mark; fols. 57r–85r: Gospel of Mark; fols. 85v–86v: Chapters list for the Gospel of Luke; fols. 88r–137r: Gospel of Luke; fol. 137r: Chapters list for the Gospel of John; fols. 139r–171v: Gospel of John; fols. 172r–181r: List of Gospel readings for the movable feasts; fols. 181v–191r: List of Gospel readings for the immovable feasts; fols. 192r–236v: Acts of the Apostles; fols. 236v-253r: Catholic Epistles; fols. 236v–240r: James; fols. 240r–244r: I Peter; fols. 244r–246v: II Peter; fols. 246v–251r: I John; fols. 251r–v: II John; fols. 251v–252r: III John; fols. 252r–253r: Jude; fols. 253r-340r: Pauline Epistles; fols. 253r–268v: Romans; fols. 268v–283v: I Corinthians; fols. 284r–294r: II Corinthians; fols. 294v–299v: Galatians; fols. 299v–305r: Ephesians; fols. 305r–308v: Philippians; fols. 309r–312v: Colossians; fols. 312v–316r: I Thessalonians; fols. 316r–317v: II Thessalonians; fols. 318r–322r: I Timothy; fols. 322r–325r: II Timothy; fols. 325r–326v: Titus; fols. 327r–v: Philemon; fols. 327v–340r: Hebrews; fols. 342r–346r: List of Acts and Epistles readings for the movable feasts; fols. 346r–352v: List of Acts and Epistles readings for the immovable feasts

Hand note

One hand throughout

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Parpulov, Georgi R.

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Joyal, Stephanie

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Clark, K.W. A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937, pp. 353–357, with pl. lvii.


Berkowitz, D.S. In Remembrance of Creation: Evolution of Art and Scholarship in the Medieval and Renaissance Bible. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 1968, p. 23, cat. no. 9.


The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1: Catalogue, ed. K. Hoffman. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970, pp. 296-297, cat. no. 290.


Buchthal, H., and H. Belting, Patronage in Thirteenth-Century Constantinople: An Atelier of Late Byzantine Book Illumination and Calligraphy. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 16. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1978, pp. 109–110, with pls. 5–7.


Parpulov, G.R. “A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.” Journal of the Walters Art Museum 62 (2004): pp. 71-189, pp. 96-99, p. 152 (fols. 251v-252r, fol. 341).


Bindings & Oddities

Bibliography

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

fol. 205bookmark, v

fol. 206bookmark, r

Back flyleaf i, r

Back flyleaf i, v

Back flyleaf ii, r

Back flyleaf ii, v

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Bible
Byzantine
Christian
Miniature
13th century
Scripture
Binding
Greece
Turkey
14th century
Gospels
Science
Science -- Medicine
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