Sacramentary

Record ID: 
76982
Accession number: 
MS G.57
Title: 
Sacramentary
Created: 
France, ca. 860.
Binding: 
Red velvet with flap on spine revealing fragment of figured Byzantine silk, possibly from original binding.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
170 leaves (1 column, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 290 x 215 mm
Provenance: 
Abbey of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux; Abbey of Notre-Dame de Chelles; purchased in Jan. 1960 from H.P. Kraus, New York, for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. sacramentary, with the Alcuinian preface and supplement; written and illuminated in northern France, probably in the Abbey of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, ca. 860.
Decoration: 3 full-page illuminated interlace initials, 8 illuminated borders.
It has been proposed by Henry Bober that the manuscript was created in the scriptorium of the Abbey of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. Following this, Ermentrude, wife of Charles the Bald, gave it to the royal Abbey of Notre-Dame de Chelles, where she was abbess--Cf. The Glazier Collection of illuminated manuscripts, p. 96.

Script: 
uncial and Caroline minuscule.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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