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

MS. Rawl. A. 384

Summary Catalogue no.: 11266


Alexander de Villa Dei , Algorismus
Language(s): Latin
Peter Lombard , Sententiae (book iv)
Language(s): Latin
Religious treatises
Language(s): Latin
Robert Grosseteste , Templum domini
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (coloured drawings of the tables of consanguinity). Fine historiated initial. Good penwork initials. (P&A iii. 439, pl. XXXVIII)

fol. 17r

  • Type initial S
  • Subject In the upper part of the initial the Lamb of God with nimbus, holding a staff with banner and cross; in the lower part - a reclining figure, whose head is touched by a hand, appearing from above.

fol. 90v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject A bearded man in a long tunic and cloak, holding a table of consanguinity. His feet rest on a double-bodied lion, with a single head in the centre.

fol. 91r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject A bearded man and a woman holding a bunch of streamers which extend to various lines of a table of consanguinity below. The tops of streamers come from the mouth of a lion, whose head is decorated with stylised foliage.


Origin: c. 1260-1270 ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862-1900) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)