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Biblia – Fragment

Parchment · 2 double leaves (part), 3 leaves (part) · 410 – 420 CE · Northern Italy · 230 x 185 mm


St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek St. Gallen, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg MS. 292a
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These fragments from late antiquity are among the oldest surviving copies of the Gospels in the "Vulgate" Latin version edited by Jerome († 420). The manuscript was most likely produced in northern Italy before his death. In the early middle ages it came into the possession of the Abbey of St. Gall. These particular leaves were attached to the spine and inner side of the cover for reinforcement, as part of a new binding applied to VadSlg Ms. 292 during the reorganization of the library in about 1460.

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