Description The manuscript is known as a menologion, from the Greek for "month". It was written and illuminated in the imperial scriptorium in Constantinople, and is one of the few editions to be so richly illustrated. It is a collection of the lives of the saints honored in January and is arranged by the days of the liturgical year on which each saint is venerated.
- Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
- Art in the Book:The Vision of Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture in Illuminated Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Library of the Greek Patriarchate, Alexandria (no. 32/33) [known to have been there in 1895 and 1901, but reported lost by 1914]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase [probably from Leon Gruel, Paris]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
Download Images Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License