HAGIASMATARION

MS 585
MS Short Title HAGIASMATARION
Text HAGIASMATARION: LYCHNIKON, ORTHROS, MIKROS HAGIASMOS, AND INVOCATON TO ST. ANARGYRES
Description MS in Greek on paper, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 16th c., 27 ff. (complete), 13x10 cm, single column, (10x6 cm), 15-17 lines in Greek minuscule, decorated red initials throughout, 3 knotwork headpieces in colours.
Binding Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 16th c., brown, blindtooled leather with foliage sprays around a gold-stamped fillet with corner fleurons, sewn on 2 cords.
Provenance 1. Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai (16th c. - 19th c.); 2. Friedrich Grote, Germany (ca. 1900); 3. Walther Adam, Magdeburg and Goslar, S 10 (1918/30-1964); 4. Carl Wilhelm Adam, Goslar (1964-1987); 5. F. Dörling, Hamburg 1.6.1987:38; 6. Wolfgang Görigk, Germany (1989); 7 Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary There are 20 MSS from Mt. Sinai in The Schøyen Collection. Besides the monastery's own famous library (4300 MSS), only British Library (8 MSS) and The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg (60 MSS, mostly fragments), have comparable holdings.
Place of origin Mt Sinai, Egypt
Dates 16c AD

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