HESPERINOS

MS 580
MS Short Title HESPERINOS
Text HESPERINOS: EVENING OFFICE AND LITURGY
Description MS in Greek on paper, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 16th c., 34 ff. (complete), 14x9 cm, single column, (10x6 cm), 15 lines in Greek minuscule, signed by the scribe Ioannikos Diaconos, 2-line decorated initials in red, head- and end-pieces in multicolour knotwork.
Binding Binding: Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 16th c., blindtooled leather, sewn on 3 thongs.
Context
Provenance 1. Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai (16th - 19th c.); 2. Friedrich Grote, Germany (ca. 1900); 3. Walther Adam, Magdeburg and Goslar, S 3 (1918/30-1964); 4. Carl Wilhelm Adam, Goslar (1964-1987); 5. F. Dörling, Hamburg 1.6.1987:34; 6. Wolfgang Görigk, Germany (1989); 7. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary 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.
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Place of origin Mt Sinai, Egypt
Dates 16c AD

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