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45. MANUSCRIPT. PRIEST’S SERVICE BOOK OF VARLAAM OF KHOUTYN

First quarter of 13th c.

20 leaves. Parchment; ink, vermilion, tempera, kneaded gold; binding of cardboard and leather

25 x 20 x 1.8

Accession: 1920, Synodal collection

Text on leaf 13, added in the 17th century, reads: Служебник великого чудотворца Варлаама ево собинной прислал ему из Царяграда Никифор патриарх

Provenance: Khoutyn Monastery, Novgorod

Restored in 1995 at the VKhNRTs by G.Z. Bykova

State Historical Museum

inv. 80370, ОР Син. 604

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