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Volume / Number: 6 / 791

CLA 791
  • Montpellier France Bibliothèque Municipale 3
Script B-type Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin probably North-east France. Provenance the Abbey of Gellone: the ex-libris 'Ex manuscriptis monasterii Sancti Guillelmi de Deserto Cathalogo inscriptus' (saec. XVIII–XIX) is seen on fol. 1.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66964
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).
Script Commentary

Script, by several hands, is a graceful minuscule of a distinct type akin to the Corbie a-b script (seen in CLA 1.105; 2.238; 5.558; and 6.719): a is like contiguous oc except in ligature when it approaches the a-b script form of a and is often suprascript; b has a tag to the right; the shaft of h leans to the left; o resembles a compressed uncial ; sickle-shaped suprascript u is frequent, likewise the ligatures ri and ti (for both hard and soft sounds). The uncial used for the headings is a type noteworthy for them with the bows rising branch-like above the line and the N with the uprights leaning towards each other; the same type is seen in CLA 1.105; 2.238; 5.529, 567, [639](Early Caroline Minuscule), and in the group of three manuscripts (Cologne 63, 65, 67) written by nuns in the time of Archbishop Hildebald (785–819).


☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 54. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2816a. ☛The facsimile URL links to the Bibliothèque Numérique Patrimoniale in Montpelier, where PDFs of portions of the manuscript may be viewed.

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Last modified 07 April 2018