Gospel Book

Record ID: 
77242
Accession number: 
MS M.340
Title: 
Gospel Book
Created: 
Constantinople, early 13th century.
Binding: 
Red velvet over old boards with silver repoussé Crucifixion, in red morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908.
Description: 
309 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 185 x 133 mm
Provenance: 
Owned in the 16th century by John the Slav from Crete (notes dated 1554 and 1555 on lining paper of upper cover and last leaf); E.H. Lowe; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from the E.H. Lowe sale (New York, Anderson Auction Company, May 21, 1908, lot no. 279); J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. gospel book; written and illuminated in Constantinople, at the monastery of Hodegon, early 13th century.
Decoration: 3 full-page miniatures, decorative title heads.
The miniature of Evangelist John is missing.

Script: 
cursive minuscule
Language: 
Greek
Century: 
Classification: