Bible. Manuscripts, Latin. Old Testament. Ezekiel. Large folio leaf from ch. 28, superbly illuminated by the celebrated monastery scribes of Winchester. 14th century.
42.8 x 30.2 cm Written Space: 31.4 x 20.3 cm
Type of Resource
Accession number: 697473
The recto is the flesh side. The leaf is foliated in the top right hand corner of the recto side in arabic numerals, no. 306. The date of this number is not clear but seems to be much later (early modern?). Over the foliation there appears a small illegible text in an exceedingly delicate cursive hand. There is one large initial in gold-leaf and decorated in blue and light brown (ra8). In the margin before the initial is the large roman numeral XXVIII in alternating red and blue letters. Underneath this large roman numeral the same roman numeral again in a thin cursive hand xxviij written in a yellow ink. At the top of the page, on both sides, is a header: on recto in alternating blue and red capitals "CHIEL", on verso in alternating blue and red capitals "EZE", so that in the manuscript the two facing pages would together have read "EZECHIEL." Above the header on the recto side, a small cursive hand has written "eze chiel" in pencil or pale ink.
In addition to the text over the foliation, the recto side has a number of additions and doodles apparently added by a later user: 1) the number 28 in arabic numerals written next to the header CHIEL (for EZECHIEL) indicating the chapter that begins on this page; 2) a (paragraph) mark before line ra6 followed by an interlinear gloss in a thin cursive hand; 3) a curly doodle attached to the l of "multiplicasti" (rb1); 4) a small illegible gloss in the right margin (rb20); 5) a fairly large curly doodle (about 1 square inch) under rb22 with a human head.
On the verso side there are two markings from the modern period: 1) at the bottom margin in the middle is written in pencil 697473, in US-American forms of the arabic numerals; 2) in the left bottom margin, along the outer edge, a modern rubber stamp mark with the text APR 27 37 in faded black ink and the text "Rumball - Petrie 12.00" in pencil. These indicate the bookseller, the date and the price of the leaf.
The text is written in a large, rounded Gothic script in gold-brown ink. There are 22 lines of text in 2 columns, lineated in ink. Pricking is visible on the right edge (recto).