A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 352

Summary Catalogue no.: 2431

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures, initials. Illumination based on models of three different types. On fol. VI verso Rudolphus presents his book to St. Blaise, primitive copy of an ancient model. The Apocalypse pictures are apparently based on a model in the style of the late 11th-century Bohemian school (?). The second dedication picture in the same style shows an Abbot (?), Matthias (?), presenting his book to St. John. The Pentecost, fol. 4v, reflects contemporary Byzantine iconography. The Appocalypse pictures are closely related in style to Brussels, Bib. Roy., MS. 3089. (P&A i. 66, pl. V)

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; German

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow P├Ącht and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (22 images from 35mm slides)