ST MATTHEW GOSPEL ON VELLUM

MS 030
MS Short Title ST MATTHEW GOSPEL ON VELLUM
Text BIBLE: MATTHEW 6:23 - 28; 8:8 - 16
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, 6th c., 2 partial ff., 32x7 cm, originally 32x26 cm, 1 of 2 columns, (25x7 cm, originally 25x24 cm), 26 lines in a regular stately Latin uncial, written "per cola et commata".
Binding New York, ca. 1974, red morocco gilt folding case by Nello Nanni.
Context Recovered from the side of the spine of the binding of: Joannes Leunclavius: Jus Graeco-Romanus, vol. 2, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Fischer, 1596, in its original German binding of vellum over boards, sewn on 7 double cords, still present. Only survival of a Gospel book of ca. 200ff.
Provenance 1. Lord Herbert of Cherbury, England (1583-1648) and his descendants; 2. The Earl of Powis, England (until 1967); 3. Sotheby's 10.7.1967:20; 4. H.P. Kraus "Monumenta Codicum Manuscriptorum" cat. (1974):2. 5. De-accessioned Sotheby’s 10.7.2012:14
Commentary CLA suppl.: 1801. Written space and script show marked similarity to the Ancona Gospels of St. Marcellinus, mid 6th c., CLA III:278, according to E.A. Lowe. 5. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:14.
Exhibited Conference of European National Librarians, Oslo. Sept. 1994.
Place of origin Italy
Dates 6c AD

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