Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Gr. th. f. 1

Oxford Menologion Facsimile Edition

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This Menologion contains a series of miniatures portraying the lives’ of Saints. There is one miniature for every day of the year, starting from 2 September and ending the 31 August. The miniatures are set on the pages in groups of four [two leaves (Feb. 6-20) are missing after fol. 27]. 

The book contains also ten full-pages miniatures depicting the Life of Christ, and it is believed that there were four after fol. 3, though they are now lost.

On foll. 54v and 55r it is possible to admire seven miniatures of the life of Demetrius, for whom the volume was painted, as confirmed by an iambic poem in 24 lines. He was probably the son of Demetrius Angelus Comnenus Ducas and of a daughter of Michael Palaeologus. He lived in the middle of the 14th Century.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Oxford Menologion": El Menologio de Oxford facsimile edition, published by AyN Ediciones, 2007


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