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Rahlfs 1088

London, British Library, Add. 19352. No diktyon: 38960.
1066 | Parchment, 208 ff., 230 × 200 mm, 1 col., 23 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Perlschrift; Text of the Psalms and the Odes); Majuscule (Epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel; Psalms 1-2, titles and poems). | Scribe: Θεόδωρος, μοναχός, πρεσβύτερος τῆς αὐτῆς μονῆς καὶ βιβλιογράφος ἐκ Καισαρείας  VGH 138, RGK I.131. | Patron: Μιχαήλ, καθηγούμενος καὶ σύγκελλος, ὁ Στουδίτης. | Provenance: Stoudios Monastery, Constantinople.
Psalms and Odes (illuminated). | This is the so-called “Theodore Psalter”, one of the most beautiful Byzantine manuscripts, which belongs to the group of the illuminated Psalters known as “marginal Psalters”. It consists of numerous marginal illustrations, which depict David, Moses, Christ, the Holy Mary, prophets, saints, biblical scenes, religious symbols, icons and several scenes reflecting the period of Iconoclasm. | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–189rPs 1-151
189v–191rPoem on David https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/17252
191v–192rPrayer to Christ in verses https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/17255
192v–193vOde 1
193v–197rOde 2
197r–198rOde 3
198r–199vOde 4
199v–200vOde 5
200v–201vOde 6
201v–203vOde 7
203v–206vDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
206v–207vColophon in verses
208rOde 13, a prose colophon mentioning the scribe and the patron and a monastic https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/17566
Bibliography
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Barber, C., Lowden, J., Theodore Psalter: Electronic Facsimile, Champaign IL 2000.
Der Nersessian, S., L’illustration des psautiers grecs du Moyen Age, II, Paris 1970.
Hutter, I., “Theodoros βιβλιογράφος und die Buchmalerei in Studiu”, in Santo Lucà and Lidia Perria (eds.), Bollettino della badia Greca di Grottaferrata 51 (1997) 177–208.
Iacobini, A., “Il segno del possesso: committenti, destinatari, donatori nei manoscritti bizantini dell'età macedone”, in F. Conca, G. Fiaccadori (eds.), Bisanzio nell'età dei Macedoni: forme della produzione letteraria e artistica: VIII Giornata di studi bizantini (Milano, 15–16 marzo 2005), Napoli 2007, 151–194, 188–191.
Krausmüller, D., “Abbots and Monks in Eleventh–Century Stoudios: An Analysis of Rituals of Installation and Their Depictions in Illuminated Manuscripts”, Revue des études byzantines 64–65 (2006) 255–282, 259–271. 
Lake. K. and S. Lake, Dated Greek Minuscule Manuscripts to the Year 1200, II (Monumenta Palaeographica Vetera series 1), Boston, Mass. 1934, cat. 72.
Parpulov, G., Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 245, Appendix B1. 
Piper, F., “Verschollene und aufgefundene Denkmäler und Handschriften“, Theologische Studien und Kritiken: Beiträge zur Theologie und Religionswissenschaft 34 (1861) 459–503, 480–488. 
Rahlfs, A., Der Text des Septuaginta Psalters, Göttingen 1907, 23, 102. 
Rhoby, A., Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien 2018, 292–302.
Spatharakis, I., Corpus of Dated Illuminated Greek Manuscripts to the Year 1453, (Byzantina Neerlandica 8), 2 vols, Leiden 1981, cat. 80.
Catalogues
Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1848–1853, London 1868, 225. 
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 104–105. 
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