inside any <msItem> in the description of the contents a <colophon> with @xml:id with value coloph can be used to enter the text of the Colophon and a description. This will be entered with a special element <colophon> within the <msItem>

               <colophon xml:lang="gez" xml:id="coloph1">
                  <locus from="49rb" n="28"></locus>
                  በአስተሐምሞ፡ በትእዛዘ። እግዚአብሔር፡ ገበርክዎ፡ ለዝንቱ፡ ነገር ።

Example 1

Bilingual colophons can have a <foreign> element with @xml:lang of the second language used (see e.g. ESakm010).

               <colophon xml:id="coloph1" xml:lang="gez">
                  <locus target="#60r">60r</locus>
                  ተጽሕፈ፡ በ፲፱፻፵ወ፬ዓ፡ም፡ በ፫መስከረም፡ ዝመጽሐፍ፡ ዘተክለ፡ ሃይማኖት፡ እምነቱ፡ ዘወሀቦ፡ ለደብረ፡ ሊባኖስ፡ ሀገሩ፡ አንበሰት፡ ፍቃዳ፡ እዛ፡ መጽሐፍ፡ ንዕሽቶይ፡ ኮይና፡ ከይትረአየኩም፡ ዓባይ፡ መጽሐፍ፡ እያ፡ እሞ፡ አብ፡ ብራና፡ ከምቶውርሱዋ፡ ግበሩ።
                  <foreign xml:lang="tr">ሐደራኹም፡ እብለኩም፡ አነ፡ ቀ፡ ወልደ፡ ትንሣኤ፡ ጸሐፊኡ፡</foreign>

Example 2

Translations of the colophon should occur in the translation of the manuscript transcription, if any, inside a <div type='translations'>.

TEI guidelines element colophon

Schema specification

Beta maṣāḥǝft Guidelines


                        <macroRef key="macro.phraseSeq"></macroRef>
                            <classRef key="tei_model.biblLike" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"></classRef>
context rule report
tei:colophon not(matches(@xml:id,'coloph\d+')) Colophon in Manuscript items must have ids starting with coloph.

Attibutes list

attribute xml:id

attribute type

Example 1

Example from BNFet152

                            <colophon xml:id="coloph1" xml:lang="la">
                                <date when="1620-10"></date>
                                <persName role="scribe" ref="PRS11309Alphonsus">Alphonsus Paulinus
                                <placeName ref="Q220">Romæ</placeName> scribebat anno <date>1629,
                                    mense Octobris.</date>

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  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-24: stub of page