GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA (SWITZERLAND)

MS 077
MS Short Title GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA (SWITZERLAND)
Text GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA IN JOB 2:12 - 15
Description MS in Latin on vellum, diocese of Chur, Switzerland, ca. 800, 2 partial ff., 17x15 cm, single column, (15 x12 cm), 20 lines remaining in a very fine clear Rhaetian minuscule and in uncial, 2 initials decorated in colours, probably made in the scriptorium of Bishop Remedius 800-806.
Context The only example of the same text from northern Italy (Nonantola region) in the Carolingian period, 9th c., is MS 622.
Provenance 1. Bernard Breslauer, New York (until 1977), 2. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/241 (1977-1987); 3. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1088(1988):9. 4. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:25.
Commentary Not in CLA. CLA records 24 MSS and fragments only in Rhaetian minuscule. All are in institutional libraries. For another example in The Schøyen Collection, see MS 1764.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
Place of origin Switzerland
Dates ca 800 AD

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