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

MS. Lyell 69

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Decorated initials with pen drawings: fol. 1r, King Solomon; fol. 13v, Christ preaching (?); fol. 121v, head of Christ, and a monster; fol. 144r, a bishop, in the border are a monster and a bird. On fols. 56v-57r similar drawings have been coloured, chiefly in deep blue, with pale blue, orange, green, and violet: fol. 56v, miniature of King Solomon on his throne; fol. 57r, initial with a bishop, and border of curling foliage. Smaller initials in red. (P&A ii. 66, pl. VI)

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)