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The Mstislav Lectionary

Early XII century. Copied for Novgorodian Prince Mstislav, son of Vladimir Monomachos. Parchment (213 sheets). 25.3 X 28.6 cm. Unical, in two columns. Miniatures, headpieces and initials are in colour and gold. Scribe Alexa. The binding of wooden boards is in a silver mount. The Saltykov - Shchedrin Public Library, St. Petersburg.

Headpiece, initial I and text, Sheet 2

Headpiece, initial I and text, Sheet 2