Menologion of Basil II

Title:
Menologion of Basil II
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Greek
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Vat. gr. 1613
Alternate Names:
Vatican Menologion -- Il Menologio di Basilio II --
Origin:
Constantinople
Dimensions:
217 folios -- 364 x 284 mm.
Date Description:
Late 10th century or early 11th century
Author:
made for Basil II, r. 976-1025
Content:
Synaxarion, i.e. brief notices on saints lives -- illustrated calendar --
Hand:
Greek minuscule -- headings in capitals --
Illuminations:
No
Type of Decoration:
430 miniatures (framed scenes or portraits) -- somewhat decorated initials --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3385 .B537 M46 1907 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
complete manuscript -- monochrome --
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis selecti phototypice expressi ivssv Pii. PP. X consilio et opera cvratorvm Bibliothecae vaticanae. [Series maior], 8
Publication Date:
1907
Place of Publication:
Turin, Italy
Publisher:
Fratelli Bocca
Type of Text:
calendar, hagiographical, liturgical, religious