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Volume / Number: 11 / **1347

CLA **1347
Shelfmarks
  • New York, N. Y. USA Pierpont Morgan Library M. 564
  • Nuremberg Germany Germanisches Nationalmuseum MS 27932
  • Nuremberg Germany Stadtbibliothek Fragm. 1
Script Uncial
Date VIII–IX (701 - 900)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Salzburg or Mondsee area, to judge by the decoration, which points according to W. Koehler to the scriptorium that produced the Montpellier Psalter (CLA 6.795) and the slightly later Codex Millenarius of Kremsmünster (saec. IX in.). This origin is confirmed by close textual affinities with the Millenarius and the Vienna Gospels, Vienna Lat. 1224, written by Cutbercht probably at Salzburg. Dismembered apparently in the second quarter of the seventeenth century for covering administrative documents in a Nuremberg office. The Morgan leaves were in the possession of the Barons Imhoff and the Kress family of Nuremberg until 1861 when they were acquired by the Paris dealer L. Trass. Trass sold them to Guillaume Libri, from whom they were purchased in 1862 by Sir Thomas Phillipps. See also under Nuremberg.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67489
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Lc, Io, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script, by two hands, is a regular, well-formed imitation uncial of late type: the bow of A extends in a point below the line; the tail of G is often a hair-line; LL run together, V-shaped U occasionally suprascript, Rustic E, and such ligatures as NS, OS, UD, UL, UR, US occur at line-end when space is lacking.

Notes

☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 2 p. 19–20.

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