BEDE: HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA

MS 102
MS Short Title BEDE: HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA
Text BEDE: HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA, INCIPIT & CHAPTER 1
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 900, 1 f., 31x21 cm, originally ca. 38x33 cm, 2 columns, (30x20 cm remaining), 31-32 lines (originally 33 lines), in a late uneven Carolingian minuscule with insular tendencies, 4 lines of opening text in red rustic capitals, 5-line initial "B" in an entwined ropework and leafy design with red, blue, and yellow wash (the colours perhaps added 11th c).
Provenance 1. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1088(1988):3. 2. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:35
Commentary Of the 159 extant MSS and fragments recorded, 6 are of the 8th c., and 11 are of the 9th or 9th/10th c. Probably written by an insular scribe in a Germano-Saxon scriptorium, or copied after an insular exemplar.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
Place of origin Germany
Dates ca 900

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