INSULAR SCRIPT BIBLE

MS 1932
MS Short Title INSULAR SCRIPT BIBLE
Text BIBLE: ROMANS 1:1 - 6, LECTIONARY, READING OF THE EVE OF THE NATIVITY, WITH FURTHER READINGS OF ISAIAH 62:1 - 4, AND MATTHEW 1:18 - 19, FOR USE IN THE EUCHARIST
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Germany?, ca. 900, 1 f., 22x16 cm, single column, (21x9 cm), 23 lines in a sloping Carolingian minuscule by an Insular script scribe, 8 lines of rustic capitals, letters in the 2 first words in large capitals in painted gold, 2 2-line initials, a full page initial F, in red with interlace ornament infilled with green and red.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg Rare books ltd, London.  2. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:33
Commentary The stately, massive initial F, has a dotted outline of the insular style used by Irish and English scribes, probably one working in the scriptorium of a monastery in Germany founded by the Irish missionaries.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London , 3 September 2008.
See also MS 074, Psalms, Italy, 2nd half 9th c.
Place of origin Germany - ?
Dates ca 900 AD

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