Anglo-Saxon Bible fragment
England, between 1050 and 1099.
20th-century blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
G.63.1 1 leaf : vellum, ill. ; 281 x 189 mm
Bernard Quaritch, London; purchased in Jan. 1961 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.
Ms. Six single leaves from Exodus in the Anglo-Saxon translation of Aelfric, abbot of Eynsham; written and decorated in England in the second half of the 11th century.
Texts: Exodus 16:16-17-17:14; 19:6-20:21; 23:8-29:12; 29:46-32:24; the text of all leaves is 1 column, 25 lines.
Decoration: 4 small initials formed of oxidized minium.