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LJS 443 - [Collection of texts on the calendar]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 443 - [Collection of texts on the calendar]
[Collection of texts on the calendar] [manuscript].
[Armenia, after 1416]
Physical description:
258 leaves : paper ; 186 x 135 (120-140 x 95-98) mm. bound to 195 x 145 mm.
Collection of commentaries, treatises, tables and diagrams concerning the calendar, by authors from the 7th to the 15th centuries, the most recent being Hakob Ghrimetsʻi, who compiled his commentary in 1416, probably within a decade of the copying of this manuscript. Some marginal notations.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, i + 258 + i; 1-5¹² 6⁶ 7⁴(-1) 8-13¹² 14¹⁶(-1) 15¹² 16¹⁰ 17-18¹² 19¹²(-1) 20-21¹² 22¹⁰ 23⁸ 24⁴(-1); 1-167, i, 168-257, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Gatherings have contemporary signatures in ink on the first recto and often on the last verso, lower center. Modern pagination in pencil is also present, upper center or upper outer corners, but pages without text are not paginated. References in this record are to the modern foliation.
Layout: Written in 26-37 long lines; ruled in drypoint, with prickings visible on many leaves; vertical bounding lines traced in red ink in some works.
Script: Written in a bolorgir script; 19th-century additions (f. 81r).
Decoration: Ornamental headpieces with marginal arabesques in red, blue and brown ink (f. 3r, 131r, 137r, 138r, 145v); diagrams in red ink, most with black text (f. 9r, 23r, 47r, 143r, 144v, 156v, 171r, 192r-203r, 204r-210r, 211r-211v); rubrics in red; some tables ruled in red.
Binding: Blind-tooled calf with patterned fabric lining the covers and the leather flap attached to the lower cover; remnants of straps on lower cover and flap and of catches on upper cover; paper label with inscription in ink on spine.
Origin: Written in Armenia after 1416 (date of compilation of commentary on the calendar by Hakob Ghrimetsʻi).
Cite as:
LJS 443
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 443
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