|Date||VIII¹ (701 - 750)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in an Anglo-Saxon centre with Northumbrian connections on the Continent or possibly in Northumbria itself. The tradition that the manuscript was written by the two saints Harlindis and Reglindis, the founders of the nunnery of Aldeneik, is hardly tenable in view of the inscription on fol. 128v which reads: ‘finite uolumine deposco ut quicumque ista legerint pro laboratore huius operis depraecentur’. The manuscript may, however, have belonged to this monastery from a very early date. It is now preserved with the rest of the treasures of Aldeneik in the neighbouring church of St Catherine at Maaseik.
|TM Number||TM 67725|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io).|
|Name||Codex Eyckensis. Maaseik Gospels.|
Script is Anglo-Saxon minuscule with some majuscule elements recalling the Karlsruhe Gregory (CLA 8.1095): in some parts of the manuscript both a and open a are used, in other parts only a; ꝺ and d occur; n is mostly minuscule; r and ꞅ are regularly minuscule: the ligatures ei and ꞅi (both with the i hanging down as a semicircle) are frequent. Corrections in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII, by several hands.
☛Provenance: Echternach. v. M. C. Ferrari e.a., Die Abtei Echternach 698–1998, Luxembourg 1999, p. 74.
|Last modified||05 September 2022|