Bible. New Testament, Matthew. Vellum leaf undated, but probably first half of 16th century, Written in old Gothic book hand. Initial letters in blue and red.
30.7 x 23.2 cm Written Space: 21.6 x 16 cm
Type of Resource
The recto is the hair side of the parchment. The leaf has been carelessly cut by the person who removed it from the manuscript. In the right margin of the recto side a roman numeral is cut off as lxxxvi although part of the next digit is still visible. Pencil marks along the left, right and bottom edges of the manuscript are also visible, suggesting that the original manuscript was a little larger. This is confirmed by the fact that only the upper margin shows signs of its age in the discoloration of the leaf.
Text in two columns of 30 lines each. The script is late Gothic bookhand with Gothic as well as non-Gothic small capitals. There are colored capitals, alternatively red or blue with decoration in the opposite color, marking sections. Each sentence starts with a slightly oversize black capital decorated with a pale yellow coloring. The ink is black but appears somewhat faded on the recto side.