EARLY LORSCH BIBLE

MS 617
MS Short Title EARLY LORSCH BIBLE
Text BIBLE: TOBIT 2:13 - 4:19
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Lorsch, Germany, ca. 800, 1 f., 41x29 cm, 2 columns, (38x23 cm), 45 lines in a bold expert early Lorsch Carolingian minuscule of the "older Lorsch style".
Context The script is reminiscent of Charlemagne's court school scribe Godescalc, similar to, if not identical with, Vatican pal. lat. 170.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of Lorsch; 2. Hauswedell Cat. 212(1976):491; 3. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/240; 4.Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1147(1991):1. 5. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:29 to Lorsch Abbey.
Commentary Probably the only survival of an early Lorsch pandect.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
Place of origin Germany
Dates ca 800 AD

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