Fables

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Record ID: 
112333
Accession number: 
MS M.397
Title: 
Fables
Created: 
Southern Italy 10th or 11th century.
Binding: 
Old Italian parchment in morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908.
Description: 
112 leaves (1 column, varying number of lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 215 x 166 mm
Provenance: 
Formerly in the Basilian Monastery at Grottoferrata, near Rome (numbered A.33); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Brauer in Paris in 1908; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in southern Italy in the tenth or eleventh century.
Texts: fragment of the Kalīlah wa-Dimnah (Greek version of the Stephanites and Ichnelates) (fol. 1r-7v); Physiologus (fol. 8-21v); Vita Aesopi (fol. 22-67v); Aesop's fables (fol. 67v-108r); Babrius's Fabulae Aesopeae (fol. 108r-112v); seven Asteia of Hierocles the Grammarian (fol. 112v).
Decoration: 20 unframed colored-drawings and 7 uncolored-drawings.

Script: 
Greek minuscule
Language: 
Greek
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