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Bible (part): MS McClean 5

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Current Location: In storage

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Bible (part)

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment
A: iv modern parchment flyleaves + 191 fols., 355 x 275 mm (260 x 190 mm), two columns, 29 lines, ruled in hard point, quire marks in large Roman numerals, numerous leaves and six quires lost, ii modern parchment leaves marking lacunae after fols. 101 and 171

B: ii modern parchment leaves + 23 fols. + iv modern parchment flyleaves, 355 x 275 mm (255 x 188 mm), two columns, 23 lines, ruled in hard point, pricking in outer margins

BINDING: late nineteenth or early twentieth century, alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards, blind-stamped with stars, floral and geometric motifs

SECUNDO FOLIO: iuncti errant

SCRIPT: Caroline minuscule

CONTENTS
A
fols. 1r-83v Bible, Prov - Ecclus with prologues
fols. 83v-84r Oratio Salomonis
fols. 84r-139r Epistles, Rom - Jude with argumenta and capitula
fols. 139r-172v I Par - II Par with prologues
fols. 173r-189r Apoc with prologue and capitula
fols. 189r-191v Commemoratio Basilicae Dedicationis Sancti Michaelis Archangeli

B
fol. 192r Apoc 22:15-21
fols. 192r-199v St Ambrose, Sermon for the Assumption of the Virgin, Adest dilectissimi fratres (ed. CPL 368)
fols. 199v-214v Paschasius Radbertus, Sermon on the Assumption of the Virgin, Cogitis me (attr. to St Jerome under whose name Paschasius Radbertus wrote it; text on fol. 214v added by twelfth- and thirteenth-century hands).

DECORATION
A
Initials [5-13 ll.] formed of interlace, acanthus and beasts’ heads, drawn in black ink with discrete sections or additional ornament occasionally drawn in orange-red, for biblical books and prologues (e.g. fols. 88r, 116v); display script [1-2 ll.] in alternate lines of black and red capitals, some coloured (later) in yellow, blue or green; black or orange-red initials [1-5 ll.].

B
Two initials formed of interlace, acanthus and beasts’ heads, drawn in black ink: fol. 192v St Ambrose, Sermon, [A, 14 ll.] with background coloured (probably later) in blue, red and yellow; fol. 199v Paschasius Radbertus, Sermon, [C, 6 ll.] with the rest of the first word, [C]ogitis, accommodated within the bowl of the initial and partially coloured in red; display script in alternate lines of black and red capitals or Uncials.

Notes

History note: Stated to have come from the monastery of St Illidius at Clermont in Auvergne. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his MS 10210 (inscribed on fol. 1r); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 5-6 June 1898, lot 883; Bernard Quaritch, catalogue 180 (July 1898), no. 3; Frank McClean (1837-1904); his bequest, 1904.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank McClean

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

10th/11th Century
Circa 930 CE - Circa 1025 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Pigment
Iron gall ink
Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Text (B) Height 255 mm Width 188 mm
Text (A) Height 260 mm Width 190 mm
Page Height 355 mm Width 275 mm

Techniques used in production

Egg tempura
Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: iuncti erant
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 5
Primary reference Number: 118799
Project ID: 822
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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