BIBLE: MINUSCULE BY A NUN

MS 1761
MS Short Title BIBLE: MINUSCULE BY A NUN
Text BIBLE: LEVITICUS 14:39 - 42; 14:47 - 56; 14:53 - 15:2; 15:5 - 8; 16:25 - 27; 16:31 - 33; 17:3 - 11; 21:6 - 23:7
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Kochel, Germany, ca. 800, 4 ff., 31x22 cm, 2 columns, (25x18 cm), 29 lines in Carolingian minuscule by a nun.
Context Other codices from 750 to around 800, written by 8 nuns at Kochel, are München: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 4549 group.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Nunnery, Kochel, Germany (ca. 800-955); 2. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London. 3. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:32
Commentary Kochel is a small and insufficiently known or appreciated scriptorium of nuns, whose community was associated with Benedictbeuren. Like Pfalzel near Trier and several French nunneries, it was a common resting place for English nuns on their pilgrimage to Roma. It was founded in 750 and destroyed by the Hungarians in 955.
Place of origin Germany
Dates ca 800 AD

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