The Purple Codex
The Purple Codex (Codex Purpureus) of the Gospels, from Patmos and St. Petersburg
This is one of the oldest (6th century) surviving manuscripts in the Greek world of the text of the Gospels. It is written in capital letters on purple-tinted parchment, in silver ink with the holy names in gold. Apart from those in the monastery of Patmos, there are parts of the Codex in the library of St. Petersburg, and a few leaves in the Byzantine Museum in Athens, in the Vatican, and in other libraries. In this edition the whole Codex is gathered together in 279 pages.
|| As well as the reproduction of the Codex in facsimile, the item includes a booklet with scholarly notes on the provenance of the manuscripts and its importance as a holy relic. These notes explain the importance and uniqueness of the work.
It comes in a hand-made box decorated with copies of some of the illuminations from the original, and a high-definition magnifying glass.
Collectors' edition of 3,500 numbered copies, with a certificate of authenticity.
Dimensions of the Codex: 27 cm x 33 cm.
Paper: Phoenix Motion Xantur 170 gr.
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