Rabbula Gospels

Title:
Rabbula Gospels
Library:
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Language:
Syriac
City:
FIRENZE (FLORENCE, Florenz), Italy.
Shelf Mark:
Pluteus I, Pars Anterior, No. 56
Alternate Names:
Evangeliarii syriaci, vulgo Rabbulae --
Origin:
The monastery of St. John of Zagba [or Beth Zagba] (in Northern Mesopotamia?)
Dimensions:
293 folios -- 336-338 x 267-279 mm. (p. 9), but see 335 x 255 mm. mentioned on p. 26 --
Date Description:
586
Content:
The four Gospels in the Peshitta or Simple version, preceded by Eusebian Canon Tables -- note: since this is a Syriac manuscript, the sequence is the opposite of that of a western codex --
Hand:
Estrangela script (Syriac text) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
4 full-page framed miniatures (Pentecost [14b], Christ and 4 monastic figures [fol. 14a], Ascension [fol. 13b], Crucifixion and Resurrection [fol. 13a]) -- Eusebian canon tables surrounded by marginal images of saints, animals, birds, etc.... [fol. 3b - 12b] -- two full-page portraits (Eusebius of Cesarea and Ammonius of Alexandria [fol. 2a], shrine with the Virgin [fol. 1b]) followed by a full-page representation of the selection of Mathias as the 12th Apostle [fol. 1a]--
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Oversize BS 2550 .A2 1959 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
This is only a partial reproduction -- Colour full-size facsimile edition of the miniatures only and of four pages of text [fols. 2b & 3a and fol. 159b $ 170b] (all surrounded by white margins) -- Given the obvious trimming of the folios, the present volume may well convey the original size of the folios.
Series:
Monumenta Occidentis, I
Publication Date:
1959
Place of Publication:
Olten and Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher:
Urs Graf-Verlag
Notes:
Edited and commented by Carlo Cecchelli, Giuseppe Furlani, and Mario Salmi -- See p. 9 for references to ealier studies on this manuscript --
Type of Text:
Biblical, Evangeliary, liturgical, New Testament, religious