MENAION

MS 1755
MS Short Title MENAION
Text MENAION: FEASTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 JULY THROUGH 26 AUGUST
Description MS in Russian Church Slavonic on paper, Moscow(?), Russia, ca. 1550, 472 ff. (-39), 29x19 cm, single column, (20x12 cm), 25 lines in Cyrillic half-uncial by 5 scribes, headings and initials in red, illuminated headpiece with circular foliate designs in bright blues, pinks, green black and white on a gold ground, a full quadripartite page with 4 miniatures in gold and colours, probably painted in Moscow.
Binding Russia, ca. 1550, brown calf over thick wooden boards, sewn on 4 bands.
Provenance 1. Church of St. John Chrysostom, Astrakhan (18th c.); 2. The Paul M. Fekula Collection, New York, MS 491 and F-V (until 1990); 3. Sotheby's 29.11.1990:69; 4. Sam Fogg cat. 14(1991):41.
Commentary The miniatures have a sombre smoky quality that stem ultimately from the work of the icon painter Andrei Rublev in the previous century.
Published Mateja Matejic: Slavic Manuscripts from the Fekula Collection: A Description. Columbus, Ohio 1983.
Mentioned Keenan et al., eds.: The Paul M. Fekula Collection. A Catalogue. New York 1988.
Place of origin Russia
Dates ca 1550 AD

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