Occurrence 33171

Type(s) [33168] Ἰοῦ, δόξαισι[ν ἄνασσα (8 verses)
Text source I. Spatharakis, 1976, The Portrait in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts, Leiden: 147
Text status Text partially unknown
Date 501-513
Manuscript VIENNA - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) - med. gr. 1 [501-513]
Place in Manuscript f. 6v
Palaeographical information Written in uncials, in black ink.
Contextual information Kiilerich (2001: 171): 'the dedicatory page has a golden cabled band frame of two interlaced squares arranged to form an eight-pointed star enclosed within a circle. This design, which is found in floor mosaics and in Coptic textiles, as far as I am aware, is unparalleled in manuscript illuminations. Each of the eight star points contains a gold letter of the name IOULIANA on a faded purple red ground. Around the octogonal outline of the inner picture runs the dedication'.
Metre(s) Other
Genre(s) Patron-related epigram
Subject(s) Anicia Juliana (462 - 527)
Comment The epigram is hardly readable on the online reproduction, so Spatharakis (1976: 147) has been kept as text source.
Image source(s) https://digital.onb.ac.at/rep/osd/?10FFCB53
Number of verses 8

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