Old Testament

Genesis 23:16-24:7


St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Cod. Sang. 402

General Information

Title Genesis
Shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 402
Material Wood
Date of Origin First half of Twelfth Century

Original Condition

Page Height at least 245 mm
Page Width at least 160 mm
Height of Written Area 240 – 245 mm
Width of Written Area 155 – 160 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 24
Line Height 10 mm
More about the Condition

Line height: 10.1 mm/line (via photogrammetry)

Current Condition

Dimensions 200 x 150 mm


  • Content Item
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Genesis 23:16-24:7
    • Content Description

      Two offsets, each containing a passage from the Genesis :

      • from 23:16 pecuniam quam Ephron to 23:20 confirmatus est ager (goes probably on until Abrahae)
      • from 24:3 ut non accipias to 24:7 de terra nativitatis meae qui
    • Remarks

      From the same page.

Host Volume

Title Roman Breviary for Sundays and feast days
Date of Origin/Publication 14th century
Shelfmark Cod. Sang. 402

Book of hours, composed for an unknown convent in the diocese of Basel: excellent example of early Gothic book art. With a Calendar, 14 miniatures of the life of Christ and Mary, the Psalter, Canticles and an All Saints' Litany.

Description on e-codices.