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

MS. Bodl. 577

Summary Catalogue no.: 27645


Aldhelm, Carmen de uirginitate
Language(s): Latin with Old English glosses

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (drawings, some colour but perhaps added later). Related in style to London, B.L., Cotton MS. Cleopatra C. VIII, second hand. Belongs to a group of MSS. written at Christ Church, which include Cleopatra C. VIII. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 33, pl. III)


Origin: c. 1000 ; English, Canterbury, Christ Church

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1905). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.