Peter Lombard


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Paris, France

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Recto of leaf from Glossa in Epistolas Pauli, Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris; ca. 1100-1160.

On recto: Last six lines of commentary on Romans 15:13, followed by Romans 15:14-19 with commentary in parallel columns. On verso: Romans 15:20-26 with commentary in parallel columns.

Written in two double columns on each page; each double column contains 27 lines of main text from the Epistle to the Romans on the left and 55 lines of commentary in a smaller hand on the right. Commentary spans entire double column for 6 lines before verse 14 and also between verses 14 and 15, 16 and 17, 21 and 22, 22 and 23. Frame ruled.

Written in an early Gothic hand. Decoration: Initials (2-4 lines) in red or blue with penwork in the opposite color at the beginning of verses 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, and 26; also at the beginning of commentary on verses 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, and 26; red initials (2-line) without blue penwork at the beginning of verse 21 and at the beginning of commentary on verse 20; some parts of commentary underlined in red.

All text in Latin.

Rose-Wright Manuscript Collection no. 22.

Original Format

1 leaf; manuscript on parchment.

Original Size

350 x 254 mm

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