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Bible (Genesis - Psalms)

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ff. 1-273v: Bible, Genesis - Psalms, some books in non-canonical order with, for the most part, the common set of prologues (as in Ker, MMBL below). Frater ambrosius tua michi…/…Omne quod spirat laudet dominum alleluia./ Explicit liber psalmorum. Epistola (Stegmüller 284); Pentateuch (Steg....

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Inscription

Colophon on f. 245: "Finita est haec prima pars bibliae Anno domini Mo cccco liiiio. Scripta in domo clericorum Zwolle."

Provenance

1454, written at St. Gregory house (Fraterhuis), Brethen of the Common Life, Zwolle, Germany; after writing, sent or sold to Cologne [see note 1]. 1909, deposited at the MFA by an unidentified source. (Accession date: January 1, 1909) NOTES: [1] In Cologne, the painted initials were added to the entire volume and the penflourished initials completed.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Netherlandish (Zwolle); German (Cologne), Medieval (Gothic), 1454

Place of Manufacture

Zwolle, The Netherlands

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 36.4 x 26.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.634

Medium or Technique

Tempera, gold leaf, pencil (modern), and ink on parchment; bindings of calfskin over boards, bronze, and leather

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts