Mount Athos, Great Lavra Monastery, ms. Γ24

Manuscript Pages

Additional Information

  • Acquired: donated by the estate of L.G. Westerink
  • Film: 35mm Black-and-white Negative


Westerink’s box:

Athos: Lavra Γ24
Manuscript. Γ24.
Ff. 72v– 90r.
Miracula S. Demetrii

Some sort of bleeding on a few frames (at approx. 27-29A of the numbering built into the film itself, before photographing), brown or grey, depending on angle viewed from, into the perforation but only affecting two ms. pages (see above). This seems to have come about during processing (perhaps a chemical was dropped on the film) and to be unlikely to spread.

Some slight warping on the perforation at about film no. 37, at the end of the original film before the new footer. There wasn’t room to slice this off; it doesn’t look like it will spread and doesn’t affect scrolling.

81r The chemical drop (see above) has obscured part of the last eight (of twenty-one) lines, about a fourth to a third of each line (starting right after «ὁ τὸ σῶμα σου ταῖς λόγχαις...»). Above, and apparently due to something besides the spill, about three letters’ worth of space blotted from the end of the line beginning «εἰς τὸ ἔδαφος· οἱ δὲ οὐκ ἐβούλοντο μ(ὲν)...»

82r About a third of the page (the righthand third) totally obscured from the same spill.

Elsewhere, patches of decreased legibility (such as 89v), but the script is a clear and regular one with few abbreviations, so that even many of the faded parts mostly give themselves over. Particularly bad spots, though by no means unusable, are at fols. 72v, 74r, 74v/75r, 77r, 86v/87r, 88v/89r.