Beta

Rahlfs 1546

Kraków, Jagiellonian Library, Berolinensis gr. Oct. 13 (Olim “acc.11408”). No diktyon: 9275.
GA Number: 823.
s. XII/2 | Parchment, 251 ff., 180 × 120 mm  Binding size: 183 × 130; Ruling Type: 30C1 (text area: 125 x 90 mm  Line spacing: 5mm), 1 col., 36 lines per page. |  Minuscule (ε-style; Style “décoratif” (Canart 2008)). | Scribes: A (ff. 7r-8v), B (ff. 9r-100r, 101r-251v), C (f. 100v). | Provenance: “Ex Bibl. Regia Berolin.” (ff. 1v, 251v). The manuscript was acquired in July 1885 in Smyrna by Pastor Philip Meyer, cf. de Boor, p. 226.  cf. de Boor, p. 226
Tetraeuangelium cum canonibus; Praxapostolus sine Apoc.; Psalmi et Odae. With illuminations and miniatures. | Luxurious manuscript with miniatures and decorative headbands in gold and blue. In some leaves, the ink has been re-traced in gold. In ff. 8v, 139v and 218r, the text is written as a cross. Some leaves have small pieces of brocade fabric applied in the outer margin used as a bookmark (the first of them is on f. 33). The quires are indicated from α′ to μ′. | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–4vIn ff. 1- 4 there should have been the Canones, but there are only some classical columns and arches decorated (with phytomorphic elements), empty. Only the rubricated titles of the Canones remain.
5r–6rBlank
6vMiniature, Matthew with iambic verses in the margins
7r–100vTetraeuangelium With miniatures
101r–189vPraxapostolus With miniatures
190r–192rBlank
192vMiniature, King David plays the lyre
193r–243rPs 1-151 With miniatures
243vMiniature, Crossing of the red sea
244r–244vOd 1 With miniature
245r–246vOd 2 f. 246v, Unfinished miniature, Hannah (Samuel’s Mother) prays in the temple miniature
247r–247vOd 3 (a leaf containing Ode 4 is lacking) With miniature
248rOd 5 With miniature
248vOd 6 With miniature
249rOd 7 With miniature
250r–vOd 8 With miniature
251r–vOd 9 With miniature
Bibliography
Canart, P.: “Les écritures livresques chypriotes du milieu du XIe siècle au milieu du XIIIe et le style palestino–chypriote “epsilon”, in: id. (ed.): Études de paléographie et de codicologie. Reproduites avec la collaboration de M. L. Agati et M. d’Agostino vol. 1 (StT 450), Città del Vaticano 2008, 677–747, 716 [56].
Cutler, A.: The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium, Paris, 1984 (no. 18).
Nelson, R., Bona, J.: “Relative size and comparative value in Byzantine illuminated manuscripts: some quantitative perspectives”, in D. Harlfinger, D. – Prato, G. (eds), Paleografia e codicologia greca (Atti del II Colloquio internazionale Berlino–Wolfenbüttel, 17–20 ottobre 1983), Alessandria 1991, 339–53.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
Catalogues
Gregory, C. R.:Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes, 3 vols, Leipzig 1900–1909, I: 284, nr. 266 ; III: 1111 (“823”). 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 29. 
Soden, H.: Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte, Vol. 1.1, Berlin 1911, 111 (“δ368”). 
Studemund, W./Cohn, L./de Boor, C.: Verzeichnisse der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin. Vol. I et II, Codices ex bibliotheca Meermanniana Phillippici graeci nunc Berolinenses, I–II, Die Handschriften–Verzeichnisse der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin 1890, 1897, Vol. II (1897), 225–26 (no. 389).