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Volume / Number: 9 / 1343

CLA 1343
Shelfmarks
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Secundo 29 (Cim. 1)
Script Uncial
Date VIII–IX (701 - 900)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a centre of fine calligraphic standards and doubtless in the artistic sphere of the Ada School—a view, moreover, supported by a number of palaeographical features. The entry in minuscule on fol. 39v seems to connect the volume with Mainz. Provenance: the library of the University of Ingolstadt (cf. fol. 1). Later migrated with the University to Landshut and thence to Munich.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67485
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io, imperf.).
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is careful, regular, imitation uncial: the bow of A is formed of fine hair-lines; the tail of G is fine and curves slightly to the left; the bow of q is mostly small and high; T at line-end is often tall and its top occasionally ends in a fine upward curl; Y is tall as in the Codex Amiatinus and frequently it has an additional horn to the right; horizontals and small curves have a tendency to end in forked finials. The same uncial in slightly smaller size is used for prefatory matter and capitula. Insular influence is seen in the small script of the Eusebian sections and of a correction on fol. 96. The beginning of several liturgical lessons of John is marked by a carefully drawn red cross. An addition in Caroline minuscule saec. IX¹ shows Mainz type.

Notes

☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 3520.

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