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Partial leaf from a Homiliary

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The inner half of one leaf from Homily 15, Book 2, written by Saint Bede. Partial leaf contains one (of two) columns of 34 text lines. Text is in Latin. Written in a Romanesque bookhand in black ink. 9-line white-vine initial [V] on recto with incorporated dragon and colored background (green,...

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By 1920, Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1920, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: October 7, 1920)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Partial leaf from the Sermons [Homiliae]

Southern German or Austrian, Medieval (Romanesque), late 12th century

Place of Manufacture

Southern Germany or Austria


Overall (page dimensions): 36.1 x 12.6 cm (14 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts