CHURCH SLAVONIC BIBLE - PSALMS

MS 1590
MS Short Title CHURCH SLAVONIC BIBLE - PSALMS
Text BIBLE: PSALMS
Description MS in Church Slavonic on vellum, Bulgaria or Serbia, late 15th c., 124 ff. (complete), 15x11 cm, single column, (12x7 cm), 25 lines in a semi cursive Cyrillic book script, with title "Davida Proroka Tsare Pesne" in Cyrillic display uncials, 150 5- to 6-line initials in red and yellow, many incorporating fantasy animals, decorated headpiece in brown, red and yellow, incorporating beasts.
Binding Bulgaria or Serbia, late 15th c., vellum over wooden boards, later blindtooled, sewn on 3 thongs.
Provenance 1. Mishtenko, grandfather of John Mishtenko, Armenia and Bulgaria (1917), and London; 2. Mishtenko, father of John Mishtenko, London; 3. John Mishtenko, Bedworth, Warwickshire (-1992); 4. Christie's 24.6.1992:63. Deaccession December 2010.
Place of origin Bulgaria or Serbia
Dates late 15c AD

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