Life of St. Benedict

Pope Gregory I, De vita et miraculis venerabilis Benedicti


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 965

Elena Iourtaeva, Houghton Library, 2018

General Information

Title: De vita et miraculis venerabilis Benedicti

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

Written in a 12th-century Italian minuscule hand in brown ink in 2 columns. Initial letters are uncials in red separated into the margins. 

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 490 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 350 mm

Height of Written Area: 375 mm

Width of Written Area: 242 mm

Number of Lines: 46

Number of Columns: 2

Width of Columns: 110 mm

Line Height: 9 mm

Numbering (pages, folios, etc.):

An old folio-number 249 appears in the margin of the rec