HERMOLOGION

MS 577
MS Short Title HERMOLOGION
Text HERMOLOGION: HEIRMOS 705 - 709, MELCHITE USE
Description MS in Syriac on paper, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, ca. 11th c., 2 ff., 20x14 cm, single column, (17x9 cm), 16 lines in Syriac Sertâ book script, knotwork decorated headpiece, marginal drawings of roundels, interlace patterns, etc. in black and red.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1990, green cloth gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Context
Provenance 1. Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai (11th - 19th c.); 2. Friedrich Grote, Germany (ca. 1900); 3. Walther Adam, Magdeburg and Goslar, S 14 (1918/30-1964); 4. Carl Wilhelm Adam, Goslar (1964-1987); 5. F. Dörling, Hamburg 1.6.1987:31; 6. Wolfgang Görigk, Germany (1989); 7. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The decorations are among the earliest examples preserved of Melchite art. Melchite is an Eastern sect of Christians who, while adhering to the ceremonies and liturgy of the Greek orthodox church, acknowledge the papal authority. 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. Assfalg: Syrische Handschriften, p. 212, No. 112, S 14.
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Place of origin Mt. Sinai, Egypt
Dates ca 11c AD

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