SLAVONIC BIBLE LECTIONARY/APRAKOS

MS 1793
MS Short Title SLAVONIC BIBLE - LECTIONARY/APRAKOS
Text BIBLE: GOSPEL LECTIONARY (APRAKOS)
Description MS in Russian Church Slavonic on paper, Russia, 1550-1560, 467 ff. (complete), 27x19 cm, single column, (19x11 cm), 16 lines in Cyrillic half-uncial, headings in red, large 5- to 6-line decorative initials throughout outlined in red, alternating interlaced and plain, Balkan style, 6 decorated headpieces of interlocking designs of circles with interlaced strapwork infilled in red, yellow, green and blue with black and white dots, 4 full-page miniatures of the Evangelists within geometric borders in bright opaque colours in traditional iconographic style.
Binding Russia, 1991, dark brown leather over wooden boards, sewn on 3 bands, gilt and gauffered edges, lower board 16th c.
Context
Provenance 1. The Paul M. Fekula Collection, New York, MS 443, and F-XXV and F-XXXVIII (until 1990); 2. Sotheby's 29.11.1990:73; 3. Sam Fogg cat. 14(1991):42; 4. Les Enluminures (Sandra Hindman, Paris) cat. 2(1993):40. Deaccession May 2010.
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Place of origin Russia
Dates 1550 - 1560 AD

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