Gospel Book

Record ID: 
77240
Accession number: 
MS M.319
Title: 
Gospel Book
Created: 
France, possibly Marchiennes, second half of 10th cent.
Binding: 
17th-century red morocco over wooden boards; spine decorated with French pointillé tooling; previously with a late 10th-century English Christ in Majesty ivory plaque set on front cover; it was removed Nov. 13, 1973 and mounted separately as Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.319a.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1905.
Description: 
163 leaves (1 column, 24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 321 x 232 mm
Provenance: 
An 18th-century Italian library (paper shelfmark plate C.VI.4.9 pasted on lower spine of binding, same plate as in Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.312, M.313, and M.320); Prince Massimo of Rome; Principe di Baucina at Palermo; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Brauer, Paris, June 30, 1905; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. gospel book; written and illuminated in northern France, possibly Marchiennes, second half of the 10th century.
Decoration: 4 full-page miniatures, 1 incipit page, 5 unfinished canon tables.
M.319 is unfinished. The five canon tables (on fols. 5r, 5v, 6r, 6v, and 7r) have not been completed.

Script: 
Carolingian minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: