- Bible, in Latin (II Samuel 24:9-25) : large manuscript leaf
- Catholic Church
- Contains text of II Samuel 24: 9-25 (end) and beginning of I Kings 1:1-3. Incipit: "Dedit ergo Ioab numerum descriptionis populi regi..." Explicit: "...et calefaciat dominum nostrum regem. Quaesierunt igitur" There are some textual variations, for example "mortui sunt ex populo a Dan usque ad Bersabee sexaginta [instead of the canonical septuaginta] millia virorum" in II Samuel 24:15.
- Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)-France. and Illumination of books and manuscripts, French
- 1050 to 1075
- Stanford University Libraries
- Walters Ms. W.8, Mondsee Gospel Lectionary
- Otloh, Monk of St. Emmeram, ca. 1010-ca. 1070
- This eleventh-century Gospel Lectionary was written in a clear Carolingian minuscule in Regensburg, Germany. Its remarkable treasure binding, which is original to the manuscript, is extremely fragile due to the Byzantine or Islamic silk that constitutes the spine; therefore it is not possible to image the entire manuscript. The cover, which alone has been photographed, is a rare survival and a rich example of Ottonian art. Bound in silver, the front cover displays an impressive mastery of filigree, segments of which have been gilded. A variety of textures and substances, including niello bosses in the corners, ivory plaques depicting the four Evangelists, gemstones (now lost), and a golden image of the Crucifixion beneath a polished rock crystal, give the cover an opulence rarely seen in medieval bookbinding. The back cover, necessarily flat to lie on the altar without damaging the decoration, consists of a sheet of hammered and gilded silver, engraved with an image of St. Michael slaying a dragon. This image has traditionally led to an association with the abbey of SS. Peter and Michael in Mondsee, Austria, but its more recent attribution to Otloh, a scribe active in Regensburg, suggests that it is more likely of German manufacture.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W8/description.html
- 1030 to 1050
- Walters Art Museum