LIVES OF SAINTS

MS 2785
MS Short Title LIVES OF THE SAINTS
Text LIVES OF THE SAINTS PRAXEDES AND SYMPHOROSA AND HER 7 SONS, AND THE PASSION OF ST. APOLLINARIS
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Southern Italy, ca. 1100, 1 f., 56x37 cm, 2 columns, (42x27 cm), 37 lines in a fine regular Beneventan minuscule, capitals touched red, small entwined dragon initials, 2 large interlaced dragon initials with ribbons of yellow and red ending in beast-heads of blue and green and with a central creature.
Provenance 1. Benedictine convent in Penne (16th c.); 2. Christie's 2.6.1999:21.
Commentary E.A. Lowe cited only one MS larger than the present leaf, and another, also a Saints' Lives, of similar size. The present MS is included in the following listings of Beneventan MSS: V. Brown: A second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (III), Medieval Studies, LVI, 1994, p. 313. F. Bianchi & A. Magi Spinetti: Bibliografia dei manoscritti in scrittura Beneventana (Roma 1995), iii, pp. 28 & 187.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
Place of origin Italy
Dates ca 1100 AD

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