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[Manuscript of the New Testament in Greek]

Label
[Manuscript of the New Testament in Greek]
Title
[Manuscript of the New Testament in Greek]
Title variation
Peckover-Foot Codex
Creator
Contributor
Binder
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
grc
Summary
Manuscript text in Greek of all the New Testament except Revelation.
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • p. 255, no. 560
  • p. 215, no. 712
  • no. 73, p. 90-93
Citation source
  • Scrivener, F.H.A. Plain introduction to the criticism of the New Testament for the use of Biblical students
  • Gregory, C.R. Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes
  • Uspenskij, P. Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum graecorum
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Includes the four Gospels, the end of Euthalian's preface to Acts (5 leaves of the beginning are missing), Acts of Apostles, Pauline Epistles, menologion and synaxarium, portions of psalms, sections, Eusebian numbers, list of chapters for each gospel, indications for beginning and end of readings, chapter titles in margins, and references to Old Testament quotations
Label
[Manuscript of the New Testament in Greek]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Paper: the manuscript consists of 240 parchment leaves; four leaves of damaged and carefully amended paper (Paper A, Italy, 15th century) are inserted at the beginning, and four leaves at the end of the codex; the paper leaves have been cut off in order to fit the parchment codex, with resultant loss of at least two lines of text. A second set of 12 leaves of paper (Paper B, Italy, 15th century) are inserted after Paper A and before the parchment
  • Script: parchment leaves contain text in a single column, 33 lines per page, in brown, red and purple ink; text on paper leaves is arranged in 21 or 22 lines per page (at least 2 lines have been cropped) in brown and black ink. At least four different scribes have been identified, including a monk Ioannikios who copied the Gospels, Acts, and Pauline Epistles, as well as the preface to Acts; a scribe who turned the codex into lectionary, adding synaxarium and menologion for Gospels and Acts, new chapter titles, and indications for beginning and end of readings; a third scribe who wrote psalms on Paper A leaves; and a fourth scribe who wrote missing hexameter poems celebrating Luke and John
  • Ornamentation: initials in purple ink; initials on the first page of each gospel are gold over purple; geometrical ornaments with floral or plant images at the beginning of each book in purple, blue, gold, red, and green colors; simple ornaments of gold over purple at the beginning of each of the Pauline Epistles; one illuminated letter A in gold over purple
  • Miniatures: portraits of the Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John at the beginning of each Gospel; each Evangelist sits by his desk beneath a triangular pediment supported by two columns, richly colored in gold, red, blue, purple and green; Matthew and Luke copy from a book supported by a fish; Mark copies from a scroll; and John writes as the Gospel is dictated to him by the voice of God, indicated by a hand emerging from a cloud above
  • Binding: 19th-century reddish brown morocco binding, signed by F. Bedford on lower turn-in of upper board; gold-tooled medallion centerpiece containing strapwork ornament, enclosed within concentric panels with gilt ruled and blind-tooled diapered borders; small gilt corner fleurons; blind-tooled diapered borders repeated in spine panels; gold-stamped spine title in Greek. Housed in modern black morocco clamshell box lined with black velvet; gold-stamped spine title "Greek New Testament. Peckover-Foot Codex ca. 1200."
  • Provenance: from the manuscripts of the library of St. Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai; purchased from London bookdealer Bernard Quaritch in February 1876 by Jonathan Peckover; large engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Alexander Peckover, baron of Wisbech, with his motto "In Christo speravi." Maggs Bros. purchased the manuscript on commission for Isaac Foot at Sotheby's London sale of April 4, 1949; Foot's large wood-engraved bookplate of a man reading on verso of third front vellum endleaf; acquired by UCLA with the purchase of the Isaac Foot collection in 1962
  • For additional information and transcriptions, see detailed description of the Gospel of Mark by Jie Yuan and Julia Verkholantsev (March 1999) in the collection file for the manuscript (170/ 347) in UCLA Library Special Collections
Dimensions
17 cm (4to)
Extent
[248] leaves
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchase, Isaac Foot collection, 1962.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876758444
  • ucoclc876758444
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Label
[Manuscript of the New Testament in Greek]
Publication
Note
  • Paper: the manuscript consists of 240 parchment leaves; four leaves of damaged and carefully amended paper (Paper A, Italy, 15th century) are inserted at the beginning, and four leaves at the end of the codex; the paper leaves have been cut off in order to fit the parchment codex, with resultant loss of at least two lines of text. A second set of 12 leaves of paper (Paper B, Italy, 15th century) are inserted after Paper A and before the parchment
  • Script: parchment leaves contain text in a single column, 33 lines per page, in brown, red and purple ink; text on paper leaves is arranged in 21 or 22 lines per page (at least 2 lines have been cropped) in brown and black ink. At least four different scribes have been identified, including a monk Ioannikios who copied the Gospels, Acts, and Pauline Epistles, as well as the preface to Acts; a scribe who turned the codex into lectionary, adding synaxarium and menologion for Gospels and Acts, new chapter titles, and indications for beginning and end of readings; a third scribe who wrote psalms on Paper A leaves; and a fourth scribe who wrote missing hexameter poems celebrating Luke and John
  • Ornamentation: initials in purple ink; initials on the first page of each gospel are gold over purple; geometrical ornaments with floral or plant images at the beginning of each book in purple, blue, gold, red, and green colors; simple ornaments of gold over purple at the beginning of each of the Pauline Epistles; one illuminated letter A in gold over purple
  • Miniatures: portraits of the Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John at the beginning of each Gospel; each Evangelist sits by his desk beneath a triangular pediment supported by two columns, richly colored in gold, red, blue, purple and green; Matthew and Luke copy from a book supported by a fish; Mark copies from a scroll; and John writes as the Gospel is dictated to him by the voice of God, indicated by a hand emerging from a cloud above
  • Binding: 19th-century reddish brown morocco binding, signed by F. Bedford on lower turn-in of upper board; gold-tooled medallion centerpiece containing strapwork ornament, enclosed within concentric panels with gilt ruled and blind-tooled diapered borders; small gilt corner fleurons; blind-tooled diapered borders repeated in spine panels; gold-stamped spine title in Greek. Housed in modern black morocco clamshell box lined with black velvet; gold-stamped spine title "Greek New Testament. Peckover-Foot Codex ca. 1200."
  • Provenance: from the manuscripts of the library of St. Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai; purchased from London bookdealer Bernard Quaritch in February 1876 by Jonathan Peckover; large engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Alexander Peckover, baron of Wisbech, with his motto "In Christo speravi." Maggs Bros. purchased the manuscript on commission for Isaac Foot at Sotheby's London sale of April 4, 1949; Foot's large wood-engraved bookplate of a man reading on verso of third front vellum endleaf; acquired by UCLA with the purchase of the Isaac Foot collection in 1962
  • For additional information and transcriptions, see detailed description of the Gospel of Mark by Jie Yuan and Julia Verkholantsev (March 1999) in the collection file for the manuscript (170/ 347) in UCLA Library Special Collections
Dimensions
17 cm (4to)
Extent
[248] leaves
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
Immediate source of acquisition
Purchase, Isaac Foot collection, 1962.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876758444
  • ucoclc876758444
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

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