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Rahlfs 1073

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Τάφου 51. No diktyon: 35288.
St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, gr. 273 (Granstrem 586). No diktyon: 57345.
ibid., gr. 274 (Granstrem 587). No diktyon: 57346.
s. XIII | Parchment, 356 ff. (Taphou 51) + 6 ff. (Petrop. gr. 273) + 1f. (Petrop. gr. 274), 200 × 140 mm  200 × 140 (Rahlfs), 200 × 150 (Parpulov) (text area: 135 x 850 mm), 1 col., 17 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Archaizing hand (calligraphic liturgical minuscule)).
Psalms and Odes (illuminated). | Cutler and Parpulov date the manuscript to the 13th century, whereas Papadopoulos-Kerameus and Rahlfs date it to the 12th century. Parpulov (2014: 142), identified the fragment Saint Petersburg, National Library of Russia 273 as a part of the manuscript Panagiou Taphou 51 and Cutler (1984: 42) identified the fragment Saint Petersburg, National Library of Russia 274 as a part of the same manuscript. The original position of the leaf (Petrop. gr. 274) is unknown. The leaf was cut by Porphyrius Uspensky in the nineteenth century. The numbers, the titles and the initials of each psalm are written in golden ink. Several of the initials consist of zoomorphic figures and depict birds, hares, foxes and other animals. There are decorated headpieces to Ps 1 (f. 1r), Ps 50 (f. 109r), Ps 77 (f. 170r) and to Ode 1 (f. 322r). | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–107v (Taph.)Ps 1–49
108r (Taph.)Blank
108v (Taph.)Miniature of David and Nathan
109r–168r (Taph.)Ps 50–76
168v–169v (Taph.)Blank
170r–321v (Taph.)Ps 77:1–146:6b
Petr. gr. 273, ff. 1r–6vPs 146:6–150
332r–325r (Taph.)Ode 1
325r–332r (Taph.)Ode 2
332v–334r (Taph.)Ode 3
334r–337v (Taph.)Ode 4
337v–339v (Taph.)Ode 5
339v–340v (Taph.)Ode 6
340v–344r (Taph.)Ode 7
344r–347v (Taph.)Daniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
347v–349v (Taph.)Ode 9
349v–351v (Taph.)Ode 11
351v–354v (Taph.)Ode 12
354v–356r (Taph.)Prayer of Saint Eustratios, inc. “Μεγαλύνων μεγαλύνων σε κύριε”
Petr. gr. 274, f. 1rMiniature of the Theotokos with a donor and a monk
Petr. gr. 274, f. 1vMiniature of David and Goliath
Bibliography
Baumstark, A.: “Ein rudimentäres Exemplar der griech. Psalterillustration durch Ganzseitenbilder”, Oriens christianus, Neue Ser. 2 (1912), 107–119, 108–119.
Cutler, A.: The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium, Paris 1984, 42–43, 45.
Parpulov, G.,  “A twelfth–century style of Greek calligraphy”, Le livre manuscrit grec: écritures, matériaux, histoire. Actes du IXe Colloque international de Paléographie grecque (Paris, 10–15 septembre 2018), Travaux et Mémoires 24.1 (2020), Paris 2021, 181–196, 183 (note 13).
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 142, 246, Appendix B1. 
Catalogues
Granstrem E., “Каталог греческих рукописей ленинградских хранилищ. Вып. 6.: Рукописи XIV в.”, Византийский временник 28 (1968), 238–255, 250–251.
Papadopoulos–Kerameus, Α.: Ἱεροσολυμιτικὴ βιβλιοθήκη ἤτοι κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς βιβλιοθήκαις τοῦ ἁγιωτάτου ἀποστολικοῦ τε καὶ καθολικοῦ ὀρθοδόξου πατριαρχικοῦ θρόνου τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων καὶ πάσης Παλαιστίνης ἀποκειμένων ἑλληνικῶν κωδίκων, vol. 1, Saint–Petersburg 1891, 129.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 85, 230, 288. 
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