Occurrence 17256
(formerly occ/422)

Type(s) [3957] Κόσμος πέφυκα τῆς παρούσης πυξίδος (1 verse)
Text source DBBE (Inspection of a reproduction of the manuscript)
Text status Text completely known
Date 11th c.
Manuscript SINAI - Mone tes Hagias Aikaterines - gr. 500 [1051-1075]
Place in Manuscript f. 4v
Palaeographical information The epigram is written in epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel. To be read top, bottom, left, right.

Sevcenko (1990: 63): 'Within a thin frame stands an illuminated cross, containing the inscription κόσμος πέφυκα τῆς παρούσης πυξίδος + +, written down and across its arms in gold uncials. The cross has subsidiairy crosses, with wide bosses, attached to the ends of three of its arms. The monogram of Christ, IC XC flanks the top bar of the cross, and two flowering trees flank ist base.'

Benesevic (1911: 183) transcribes the first word of the epigram as 'κόσμιος'.
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Genre(s) Image-related epigram
Subject(s) Holy Cross
Comment Inscription in the four arms of a cross.
Image source(s) https://www.loc.gov/resource/amedmonastery.00279381877-ms/?sp=8
Number of verses 1

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