Manuscript of a homily on the Life and the Passion of Christ, attributed to Pseudo-Cyril of Jersalem (Pseudo-Cyrillus); written and illuminated in Egypt, between 822 and 914.
Sewing repair on fols. 8, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24.
Written area ca. 260 x 200 mm. Divisions: Ekthesis, reddened enlarged (sometimes greatly enlarged) initial, and paragraphus sign (Touton style with reddened diple with green bud in column a and reddened obelus in column b) setting off paragraphs; some passages, typically quotations, marked by a small reddened dotted diple in margin of each line.
Script: Upright (title and colophon right-sloping). 10 lines = ca. 82 mm
Superlineation: Non-standard. Punctuation: Raised reddened dot in conjunction with a space; reddened colon and curved line as space fillers at end of paragraphs. Tremas.
Collation: Signed on first and last page of the quire, top inner margin. No quire ornaments, monograms, headlines or catchwords.
Decoration: frontispiece, headpiece, page numbers, extended letters. Colors: moderate reddish brown (Centroid 43), moderate yellow (87), orange (faded), green (corroded).