Skip to main content

Institutiones grammaticae: MS McClean 159

An image of Other

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Institutiones grammaticae

Maker(s)

Author: Priscian

Entities

Categories

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i parchment flyleaf (former pastedown, fragment from tenth-century Missal containing Offices for Sundays after Pentecost) + 144 fols. + i parchment flyleaf (former pastedown, fragment from tenth-century Missal containing Offices for Sundays after Pentecost with neumes), 325 x 265 (470 x 192) mm, 2 columns, 30 lines, ruled in hard point, quire marks.

BINDING: fifteenth century, alumn tawed pigskin over wooden boards, sewn on three double supports, blind-stamped central panel with two roll stamps, one consisting of foliage, the other of figures and shields, forming nine parallel bands, remains of two leather straps on lower cover, traces of two catchplates on upper cover.

CONTENTS: fols. 2r – 144v Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae, with marginal and interlinear glosses (ends imperfectly).

ORNAMENTATION: Interlaced initials [4 – 12 ll.] in brown ink, occasionally coloured in red, green, and purple (fols. 2r, 3r, 77v, 113v, 119v, 129r, 136v); brown ink initials [2 – 4 ll.] with occasional interlaced or coloured infill; display script in Rustic capitals.

Notes

History note: Probably made for – and at – the Benedictine monastery of St Maximin, Trier, after it was rebuilt in 942 – 952; still there in the seventeenth century (ex-libris and ‘N. 83’ on fol. 2r) and probably until the abbey’s secularisation in 1802; purchased in 1902 from Emil Hirsch, Munich (Catalogus librororm manuscriptorum e Bibliotheca G(orres)isana, no. 39) by Frank McClean (1837 – 1904); his bequest, 1904.

Place(s) associated

  • Trier ⪼ East-Frankish Kingdom

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

9th Century, Late-10th Century, Early#
Circa 880 CE - Circa 910 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: quintus de generibus
  • Location: Fol. 3
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 159
Primary reference Number: 170727
Project ID: 472
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 November 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Institutiones grammaticae" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170727 Accessed: 2024-03-02 08:12:19

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170727 |title=Institutiones grammaticae |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-03-02 08:12:19|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-170727

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/portfolio/F25982D9_7CB9_CFFF_028E_8BBFC531887C/688/70/large_MS_McClean_159_007_microfilm_mas.jpg"
        alt="Institutiones grammaticae"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Institutiones grammaticae</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

More objects and works of art you might like

Opera

Accession Number: MS McClean 115

Volumen parvum

Accession Number: MS McClean 139

Opera varia

Accession Number: MS McClean 171

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...