BIBLE: PSALMS

MS 074
MS Short Title BIBLE: PSALMS
Text BIBLE: PSALMS 45:6 - 47:15, WITH INTRODUCTIONS TO PSALMS 46, 47, 48, GLOSSED
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Milano area, Italy, 2nd half 9th c., 2 partial ff. (upper part of a bifolium), 23x19 cm, originally 36x26 cm, single column, (23?x20 cm), 19 lines (originally 28 lines), gloss in one margin only, in a fine clear, firm Carolingian minuscule, title in red half-uncial with 5 lines in red rustic capitals, the gloss in a slightly less formal and smaller script by the same scribe, set out to form elegant triangular shapes.
Context Another fragment from the same MS in Dillingen, Kreis- und Studien-Bibliothek (Fragm. V), containing illustrations. The parent MS has been of high quality and elegance in term of script, layout and design.
Provenance 1. Mr. Neuss, München area; 2. Robert Wölfle, München (until 1979); 3. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/244 (1979-1987); 4. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1088(1988):56. 5. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:30
Commentary The Carolingian gloss is hitherto unknown and the two fragments are the only witnesses to it. The layout was specifically designed to accommodate the gloss.
Published R. McKitterick: Carolingian Book Production; The Library, 6th series, vol., no. 1, Oxford 1990, pp. 23-25.
Place of origin Italy
Dates 2nd half 9c AD

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