Codex aureus of Sankt Emmeram

Title:
Codex aureus of Sankt Emmeram
Library:
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
MÜNCHEN (MUNICH), Germany
Shelf Mark:
Clm 14000
Alternate Names:
Der Codex aureus der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek in München -- Codex aureus monacensis -- Codex aureus of St. Emmeram --
Origin:
probably St. Denis [Saint Denis], France
Dimensions:
127 folios -- 420 x 330 mm.
Date Description:
870
Author:
signed by the scribes Beringar and Liuthard (see fol. 126r) -- made for the Treasury of Charles the Bald --
Content:
Introductory letters (Jerome, Eusebius) (fols. 1v-5r) -- Eusebian Canon Tables (fols. 7r-12v) -- Preliminaries to Matthew (fols. 13r-15v) -- Gospel of Matthew (fols. 17r-44v) -- Preliminaries to Mark (fols. 45r-45v) -- Gospel of Mark (fols. 47r-62v) -- Preliminaries to Luke (fols. 63r-64v) -- Gospel of Luke (fols. 66r-94v) -- Preliminary to John (fols. 94v-96v) -- Gospel of John (fols. 98r-120r) -- Capitulare evangeliorum, qualiter per anni circulum Romana leguntur Ecclesia (fols. 120v-126r) -- Colophon by original scribes and notice concerning the later upgrade of the codex by Abbot Ramuold (fol. 126r) --
Hand:
golden uncial letters throughout [uncialis] --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Portrait of Ramuold, abbot of St. Emmeram (975-1001) who had the book repaired (fol. 1r) -- Incipit of Jerome’s Preface (fol. 1v) -- Portrait of Charles the Bald blessed by Hand of God, with Francia and Gothia (fol. 5v) -- Adoration of the Lamb (fol. 6r) -- Christ in Majesty (fol. 6v) -- Eusebian tables (fols. 7r-12v) -- Small 8-sided Fountain of Life (fol. 11r) -- Portrait of Matthew (fol. 16r) -- Lion facing Liber (fol. 16v-17r) -- Mark (fol. 46r) -- incipit page facing beginning of text (fols. 46v-47r) -- Luke (fol. 65r) -- incipit page facing beginning of text (fols. 65v-66r) -- John (fol. 97r) -- incipit page facing beginning of text (fols. 97v-98r) -- elaborately framed text in two columns throughout -- the opening beginning each gospel is apparently on purple died parchment (on one side only?) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3359 .C565 C63 1921 Non-Circulating 10 Lfg. + Textband
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
This is a complete, probably full-size, but unbound, reproduction of the entire manuscript, consisting of a sequence of 253 numbered color plates in 10 fascicles (unfortunately, folios numbers are not subscribed) -- it is unclear whether the wide margins are present in the original -- unfortunately the presentation does not allow for a view of the openings -- fascicle 11 is the Commentary --
Publication Date:
c1921-1925
Place of Publication:
Munich, Germany
Publisher:
Hugo Schmidt Verlag
Printer:
photography and printing: Graphische Kunstanstalten F. Bruckmann, A.G., Munich
Notes:
Commentary by Georg Leidinger -- see pp. 130-141 for a listing of the content of the plates --
Bibliography:
Paul Gichtel, Der Codex Aureus von S[ank]t Emmeram, München: Callwey 1971 [detail and photographs of the golden cover] -- http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/article.html?section=art.018408&authstatuscode=202 --
Type of Text:
Biblical, Gospel Book, liturgical, New Testament, religious