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Rahlfs 1827

Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery, gr. 61.
XIII/2 | Parchment, 263 ff., 150 × 123 mm  150 × 110 (Rahlfs), 150 × 123 (Kamil), 150 × 120 (Parpulov), 1 col., 18-20 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Archaising hand).
Psalms and Odes (illustrated). | The manuscript contains anthropomorphic initials. There is a decorated headband before each kathisma and a floral headpiece before Psalms 1, 77 and the first Ode.Text-type: L.
Content
1r–1vBlank
2rDodecasyllabic verse: “ψαλτήριον ἅγιον δαβὶδ προφήτου”.
2vMiniature of David
3r–76vPs 1-49 tit. Δαυὶδ προφήτου και βασιλέως μέλος
77rBlank
77vMiniature of David’s penitence
78rBlank
78v–119rPs 50-76
119v–121rBlank
121vMiniature of Moses receiving the Law from Christ; Miniature of Moses and the Israelites
122r–234rPs 77-151
234r–234vPossession notes by later owners
235rMiniature of Moses
235vMiniature of the dance of the Hebrew women
236r–238rOde 1
238r–243vOde 2
243v–245rOde 3
245r–247rOde 4
247r–248vOde 5
248v–249vOde 6
249v–252rOde 7
252r–254vDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
254v–256rOde 9
256vMiniature with Theotokos enthroned and the nun Theotime
257r–259vOde 12
260r–263vEaster tables for the years 1274-1295
Bibliography
Cutler, A.: The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium, Paris 1984, 112–115 (no. 57).
Iacobini, A.: “Libri per i monaci. Segni e immagini di committenza monastica nel mondo bizantino”, Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici, 43 (2006), 3–19, fig. 11.
Kondakoff, N. and M. Trawinski: Histoire de l'art byzantin considéré principalement dans les miniatures, vol. II, Paris 1891, 54.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 55, 119 and Appendix B1. 
Catalogues
Gardthausen, V.: Catalogus codicum graecorum Sinaiticorum, Oxford 1886, 15. 
Kamil, M.: Catalogue of all manuscripts of the Monastery of St. Catharine on Mount Sinai, Wiesbaden 1970, 64 (no. 61). 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 289. 
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