ECPHONETIC BIBLE

MS 2033
MS Short Title ECPHONETIC BIBLE
Text BIBLE: GOSPEL LECTIONARY
Description MS in Greek on vellum, Greece, ca. 1100, 10 ff., 26x23 cm, 2 columns (26x17 cm), 25 lines in Greek minuscule, heading and small capitals in red, 19 large decorated initials in red or in brown infilled with blue, red and green, including hands pointing, blessing, holding scrolls, and with birds, dragons, flowers and a fish, all finely drawn, ecphonetic notation in red.
Provenance 1. Sotheby's 20.6.1995:61.
Commentary Ecphonetic notation was partly a forerunner of the neumes. It is the use of accents for the cantillation of texts. A system of nine accents existed for Hebrew texts in the 6th c. and subsequently taken up in the liturgical monophonic repertories of the Byzantine, Syrian and Armenian churches. Aland l. 2407, text category 5 (Byzantine recension).
Exhibited  Exhibited: Oslo Katedralskole 850 år, Jubileumsutstilling 10. - 14. March 2003.
See also MS 1982, The Agia Sofia Lectionary, Turkey, 11th c
Place of origin Greece
Dates ca 1100 AD

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