Mstislav Lectionary

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The Mstislav Lectionary (similar to the Ostromir Gospel-Book of 1056/57) is an early twelfth century lectionary written by a scribe named Aleksa;[1] it was commissioned in Volkhov by the Novgorodian Prince Mstislav of Novgorod, son of the famed Kievan grand prince Vladimir Monomax. Its miniatures, headpieces, and illuminated initials are in several colors and contain copious amounts of gold.[2]


  1. ^ "The Mstislav Lectionary / "Velikiy Novgorod" - City portal".
  2. ^ Birnbaum, Henrik; Eekman, Thomas; McLean, Hugh (1 January 1992). California Slavic Studies. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520070257 – via Google Books.