GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA (FRANCE)

MS 1361
MS Short Title GREGORIUS MAGNUS
Text BIBLE: JOB 33:23 - 30, GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA IN JOB BOOK XXIV, CH. 11-12
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Luxeuil, France, early 8th c., 2 ff., 23x15 cm, single column, (17x10 cm), 18 lines in Luxeuil minuscule, initials in Merovingian capitals and Merovingian uncial, 2 decorated initials.
Context The main MS is British Library Add 11878 and 41567 (79ff.). Other leaves in Bibliothèque Nationale N.A. Lat. 2243 & 2388 (4ff.) and Cambridge Massachusetts, Houghton Library, MS Typ. 592 (6ff.).
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, Luxeuil, Besançon (from early 8th c.); 2. Pierre Berès sale 10.6.1991:2; 3. Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio. 4. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:16
Commentary

According to E.A. Lowe, only 31 MSS written in Luxeuil minuscule have survived. All except two are in public collections.

Cf. CLA no. 163: vol. II p. 13, V p. 49, Suppl. 24.

Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
Place of origin France
Dates early 8c AD

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