Partial leaf from a Homiliary

Partial leaf from the Sermons [Homiliae]

Southern German or Austrian
Medieval (Romanesque)
late 12th century
Author of text Saint Bede the Venerable (673–735)


Place of Manufacture: Europe, Southern Germany or Austria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.1601

Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Manuscripts

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, yellow and blue wash ). Later used as part of a binding.

Provenance

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