Hymnal

Record ID: 
112378
Accession number: 
MS M.350
Title: 
Hymnal
Created: 
Balkan Peninsula or Russia, ca. 1600.
Binding: 
Greek 17th-century dark brown calfskin over wooden boards, with flap and plain metal clasp.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Description: 
208 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 150 x 100 mm
Provenance: 
Guillaume Libri; his sale (London, Sotheby's, Mar. 31, 1859) to Stewart; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Martini in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. hymnal; written and decorated ca. 1600, possibly in the Balkans in a Greek monastery or in Russia.
Text: hymns for the principal feasts of the Orthodox Eastern Church year as sung in Constantinople.
Decoration: decorative headpiece of fol. 1; marginal ornaments, musical notations.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
Greek
Century: 
Classification: