Beta

Rahlfs 179

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Grec. 41 (olim: Reg. 3422). No diktyon: 49602.
s. XI | Parchment, 190 ff., 92 × 72 mm, 1 col., 19 lines per page. |  Minuscule (School of St. Nilus). | Provenance: Southern Italy.
Psalms and Odes (illustrated). | Parpulov (2014: 101) dates the manuscript to the eleventh century and Weitzmann (1979: 110) around the eleventh-twelfth century. Some of the Greek marginal notes consist of variant readings, e.g. on ff. 18v, 19v, 20r, 29r. Latin comments are also written in the lower margin of several folios, e.g. on ff. 11v, 12r, 13v, 19r, 20v-21r. The manuscript is distinguished for its historiated initials (human figures, medallions, religious symbols, enlarged decorated letters), which mark the beginning of each Psalm, see Evangelatou 2008. The marginal note “κατ᾽ ὄρθρον” on f. 169r and on other folios points to the liturgical use of the manuscript.Text-type: L.
Content
1r–170vPs 1-150
171r–172vOde 1
172v–176rOde 2
176r–177rOde 3
177r–179rOde 4
179r–180rOde 5
180r–181rOde 6
181r–182vOde 7
182v–184rDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
184r–185vOde 9
185v–186vOde 11
186v–188rOde 12
188rOde 13
188r–189vOde 14 (it has a different ending after v. 38)
189v–190rNicene Creed
190vFragments from the Psalms written by a later hand.
Bibliography
Bibliothèque Nationale: Byzance et la France médiévale, manuscrits à peintures du IIe au XVIe siècle, Paris 1958, 21. 
Bordier, H. L.: Description des peintures et autres ornements contenus dans les manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque nationale, Paris 1883, 181. 
Crostini, B., “Perils of Travel or Joys of Heaven? Reconsidering the Travelling Hypothesis for Bodleian Library, MS E. D. Clarke 15 and the function of Diminutive Manuscripts”, Manuscripta 63/1 (2019), 63–104, 78 (n. 35).
Evangelatou, M., “The Exegetical Initials of Codex Parisinus gr. 41: Word and Image in a Twelfth–century Byzantine Psalter”, Word and Image 24 (2008), 1–21.
Maayan Fanar, E.: “Salvific imagery in the Barberini Psalter (Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barb. gr. 285)”, Zograf 38 (2014), 31–44, 33.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 65 (n. 2), 101. 
Weitzmann, K.: The miniatures of the Sacra Parallela, Parisinus Graecus 923, Princeton 1979, 110.
Weyl Carr, A.: “Diminutive Byzantine Manuscripts”, Codices Manuscripti 6 (1980), 130–161, 154.
Catalogues
Omont, H.: Inventaire sommaire des manuscrits grecs de la bibliothèque nationale et des autres bibliothèques de Paris et des départements, Paris 1886, 7. 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 198. 
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