Martyrology and rule of St. Benedict

Record ID: 
126569
Accession number: 
MS M.563
Title: 
Martyrology and rule of St. Benedict
Created: 
Mönchengladbach, Germany, ca. 1140-1155.
Binding: 
19th-century pastiche assembled for Guillaume Libri by Alexis Berg;
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1905.
Description: 
101 leaves (1 column, 23, 20, and 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
Abtei Gladbach; perhaps taken from the monastery during or after the French occupation in 1794; Guillaume Libri; his sale to Jackson (London, Sotheby's, July 26, 1862, second day's sale, lot 356); Sir Thomas Phillipps collection (no. 16400); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), possibly through Quaritch in 1905 or 1906; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. martyrology; written and decorated at Abtei Gladbach ca. 1140-1155.
Texts: martyrology (fol. 1v-41v); rule of St. Benedict (fol. 43v-99).
The manuscript now identified as Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.563 was once part of the Necrologium Glabacense (The Gladbach necrology book) which is held in the Münsterarchiv at Mönchengladbach (manuscript 2A)--Cf. Die Abtei Gladbach, 974-1802.
The manuscript was written by 3 scribes.
Decoration: two drawings in brown ink, tinted in minim and green.

Script: 
Protogothic book script
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: