Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Leaf from Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli

Identifier: 
exwsms168_bk
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 168
Title: 
Leaf from Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli
Incipit: 
fe dilatarit tantum fe aperiet ad premium; enlarged Biblical text: Ergo dum tempus habemus operemur bonum ad omnes maxime autem ad domesticos fidei
Origin Date: 
ca. 1220
Origin Location: 
Paris (France)
Description: 
A leaf from Peter Lombard's Magna glossatura in Epistolas Pauli, glossed and written in the intercisum format. Peter Lombard developed the text in Paris in the second quarter of the 12th century during his teaching activities. It became one of the required readings of the faculty of Theology. The leaf is taken from Galatians 6:10. Biblical text is written in short blocks to the left of each column on every second ruled line, the gloss surrounding the biblical text on three sides.
Provenance: 
The format of the manuscript, and the quality of the parchment and decoration, suggest that this manuscript was intended for a wealthy abbot or bishop or a well-off scholar (see Frońska, Royal Manuscripts (2005)). The script and the decoration suggest a French production. According to Avril, 'Un manuscrit d'auteurs classiques' (1975), pp. 268-69, the decoration might be connected with the second artist of a manuscript containing classical works (Paris, BnF, MS lat. 7936) produced in Paris. Although there are common features between the initials of both manuscripts, 'their historiated initials cannot be ascribed to the same hand' according to Frońska, Royal Manuscripts (2011). A Parisian Bible produced around 1200, now Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, MS theol. lat. fol. 9, is close to this manuscript in script and decoration (see Ayres, 'Parisian Bibles' (1982), 5-13).
Explicit: 
fi rere quantium fatis erat
Extent: 
1 leaf
Subject: 
Bible. Galatians. Latin--Commentaries--Early works to 1800
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Textura (Gothic script)
Subject: 
Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, approximately 1100-1160
Subject: 
Decorated initials
Subject: 
detached leaves
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
356 x 254 mm
Material: 
parchment
Foliation: 
f. 1r-v
Binding: 
A cut in parchment in the outer margin of recto with no loss of text; stub of conjugate leaf is present; remnant of a mended cut in the inner margin, sewing holes visible; prickings visible on the outer and inner margins.
Decoration Description: 
Running title: on recto "GA" and verso "AD" alternating red and blue; biblical quotations underlined in red; 2-line initials in blue or blue with contrasting pen flourishes in red or blue; 1-line initials alternating red and blue.
Description of Hands: 
2 columns of 55 lines lead point ruled written in early Gothic script; text written above the top line; on recto: letters written in lead point to indicate placement of colored initials; text written in intercisum format.
Additions and Marginalia: 
On verso: corrections in the inner margin in same script as main text.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 168, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2019
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/jp2
Is Referenced By: 
Lesley Smith, The Glossa Ordinaria : The Making of a Medieval Bible Commentary. Boston: Brill. pp. 130–131.
Is Referenced By: 
Francois Avril, 'Un manuscrit d'auteurs classiques et ses illustrations', in The Year 1200: A Symposium (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975), pp. 261-82 (pp. 268-69, n. 10, fig. 31).
Is Referenced By: 
Larry M. Ayres, 'Parisian Bibles in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek', Pantheon, 40 (1982), 5-13.
Is Referenced By: 
C. F. R. De Hamel, Glossed Books of the Bible and the Origins of the Paris Booktrade (Woodbridge: Brewer, 1984), p. 35.
Rights: 
Copyright 2019 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries.