A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Canon. Gr. 85

Summary Catalogue no.: 18538


Gospel Lectionary.
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fols. 39, 72 written in gold on purple parchment with ornamental borders around titles. Ornamental headpieces, ornamental strips and floral initials. (Hutter i. 24)


Origin: 10th century, end ; Byzantine, Constantinople

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969). Decoration, localization and date follow Hutter.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)