HOMILY FOR A DYING SINNER

MS 1599
MS Short Title HOMILY FOR A DYING SINNER
Text HOMILY ABOUT A SINNER ON THE POINT OF DEATH, PLEADING WITH THE ANGELS WHO HAVE COME TO TAKE HIM BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT
Description MS in Georgian on vellum, Georgia, 11th c., 1 f., 25x19 cm, single column, (19x13 cm), 25 lines in a fine nuskuri book script.
Provenance Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London. 2. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:10.
Commentary

Georgian MSS extant world-wide number about 10,000 of which the great majority are late. 8700 of these are in the Georgian locations Tbiblisi and Kutaisi. Further there are 500 in St. Petersburg, 161 in the Greek patriarchate in Jerusalem, 86 in Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai, 22 in Erevan, and 9 in Moscow. Elsewhere in the world only small stray collections are found. They are virtually unknown in private hands, nevertheless there are 5 Georgian MSS in The Schøyen Collection: MSS 35, 37, 1598-1600.

Place of origin Georgia
Dates 11c AD

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