BOBBIO: PASSION OF PETER & PAUL

MS 1679
MS Short Title BOBBIO: PASSION OF PETER & PAUL
Text MARCELLUS (PS): PASSIO SANCTORUM PETRI ET PAULI
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Bobbio, Italy, 10th c., 1 f., 29x20 cm, single column, (24x16 cm), 27 lines in a very distinctive forward-sloping Carolingian minuscule with insular letter forms, large decorated initial of the opening page of the text in dark brown, elaborate scrolling leafy and petal design, infilled with dark brown and red wash in insular style.
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Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of SS. Peter and Paul, Bobbio, Italy (10th c.-); 2. Sotheby's 22.6.1993:3.
Commentary The monastery of Bobbio was one of the most important of the early Irish communities, founded by St. Columban in 612, and finally suppressed ca. 1789. The 10th c. library catalogue of Bobbio includes a single volume called "Libros de passione apostolorum Petri & Pauli I". It is very possible that this is a contemporary record of the present MS.
Published Mentioned in: The Monastery of Bobbio library catalogue, Bobbio 10th century; in: G. Becker: Catalogi Bibliothecarum Antiqui. 1885, p. 69, no 319.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
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Place of origin Italy
Dates 10c AD

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