Codex Purpureus Vindobonensis

Title:
Codex Purpureus Vindobonensis
Library:
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Language:
Greek
City:
WIEN (VIENNA, Vienne), Austria
Shelf Mark:
Cod. theol. gr. 31
Alternate Names:
The Vienna Genesis -- Die Wiener Genesis
Origin:
Antioch?, Syria
Dimensions:
24 fols. (originally there were ca. 96 fols.) -- 304-326 x 245-265 mm.
Date Description:
early 6th century
Content:
Septuagint Genesis
Hand:
Greek uncial of the 'maiuscula biblica' type --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
purple parchment -- very large miniatures at the bottom of each fol.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3358 .G4 B53 1931 v.1- v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size colore reproduction of the entire set of the remaining folios --The 24 extant folios are reproduced and inset in heavy cardboard frames which are bound together into a huge volume --
Publication Date:
1931
Place of Publication:
Vienna, Austria
Publisher:
Dr Benno Fisler Verlag GmbH
Printer:
Kunstanstalt Max Jaffe, Vienna
Notes:
Hans Gerstinger provided the commentary for this facsimile in 1931 -- for transcription and translation into German, see Mazal's commentary listed below.
Bibliography:
Barbara Zimmermann: Die Wiener Genesis im Rahmen der antiken Buchmalerei : Ikonographie, Darstellung, Illustrationsverfahren und Aussageintention, Wiesbaden : Reichert, 2003. -- Otto Mazal: Kommentar zur Wiener Genesis, Faksimile-Ausgabe des Codex theol. gr. 31 der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien, Frankfurt am Main : Insel, c1980. --
Type of Text:
Biblical, Old Testament, religious