Epistle lectionary

Record ID: 
77068
Accession number: 
MS M.91
Title: 
Epistle lectionary
Created: 
St. Gall, Switzerland, ca. 880.
Binding: 
Formerly in red velvet by Gruel, decorated with a 13th-century Limoges champlevé enamel plaque; rebound in rose velvet by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, ca. 1932, in an olive morocco case lettered: Epistolaire - Xme siècle; enamel plaque preserved in the Pierpont Morgan Library, Dept. of Drawings, as Enamel plaque no. 3.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1905.
Description: 
92 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 255 x 136 mm
Provenance: 
Produced at Kloster St. Gallen, ca. 880; rebound there in the time of Abbot Beda Angehin, 1767-1796; Gruel and Engelmann Collection, no. 1; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Gruel in November 1905; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. epistle lectionary for the use of St. Gall; written and illuminated in St. Gall, Switzerland, ca. 880.
Texts: epistle lectionary (fol. 1-80); part of the Mass for Holy Saturday (fol. 81-92).
Decoration: 3 large illuminated interlace initials, 144 smaller initials.

Script: 
Carolingian minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Classification: