Beta

Rahlfs 1155

St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Ф. № 906 (Gr.) 214 (Granstrem 213). No diktyon: 57286.
a. 1074  a. 1074 (According to Spatharakis and Parpulov); 1080 (cf. Mokretsova, I. - Naumova, M. - Kireeva, V. - Dobrynina, E. - Fonkič, B) | Parchment, 328 ff., 175 × 125 mm, 1 col., 18 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Perlschrift). | Patron: Κωνσταντῖνος Ζʹ Πορφυρογέννητος (905-959)  Emperor. | Provenance: Constantinople. | Owner: P. K. Nikolaidis  The manuscript entered the imperial library in 1882 from the collection of a certain P.K. Nncolaidis. Cf. Mokretsova, I. - Naumova, M. - Kireeva, V. - Dobrynina, E. - Fonkič, B. (2003: 126).
Greek Psalter. | The manuscript is an elegantly crafted Greek psalter. It presents the Psalms and the Odes. There are some miniatures and various illustrations. Some initial letters are decorated with human figures. | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–295rPs 1-150 In the initial letter M are portrayed the empress Maria of Alania her Husband the emperor Michael VII and their son Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus
295v–296vPs 151 Written in cross shape
297r–299vOd 1
299v–306vOd 2
306v–308vOd 3
308v–311vOd 4
311v–313rOd 5
313r–314vOd 6
314v–319rOd 7
319r–320rOd 8
320v–322rOd 9
322v–324vOd 11
324v–327rOd 12
327r–327vOd 13
328rBlank
328vMiniature: King David
Bibliography
Bianconi, D.: “Età comnena e cultura scritta. Materiali e considerazioni alle origini di una ricerca”, Bravo Garcia , A. (ed), The Legacy of Bernard de Montfaucon: Three Hundred Years of Studies on Greek Handwriting. Proceedings of the Seventh International Colloquium of Greek Palaeography (Madrid – Salamanca, 15–20 September 2008), Turnhout 2010 ( Bibliologia, 31), 75–96, 707–718, 85.
Bianconi, D.: ”Piccolo assaggio di abbondante fragranza. Giovanni Mauropode e il Vat. gr. 676”, Jahrbuch der österreichischen Byzantinistik 61 (2011), 89–103, 95. 
Mokretsova, I. – Naumova, M. – Kireeva, V. – Dobrynina, E. – Fonkič, B.: Материалы и техника византийской рукописной книги [Materials and techniques of Byzantine manuscripts], Мoskva 2003, 21, 29, 51, 61–70, 73, 77, 93, 125–127 (description of the ms.), 205, 210, 227, 234, 235, 237–239, 241, 250, 255, 268–269 (description of the ms. In english). 
Spatharakis, I: The Portrait in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts, Leiden 1976, 36–38, images 9–10.
Catalogues
Bernabò, M.: Voci dell'Oriente. Miniature e testi classici da Bisanzio alla Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Firenze 2011, 191–192.
Granstrem, E. E., Katalog greceskich rukopisej leningradskich chranilišc: 3, rukopisi: XI veka. In Vizantijskij vremennik 19 (1961), 208 (nr. 213). 
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv 2014, 77 note 13, fig. 32, Apprndix B1. 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 224.