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

MS. Rawl. B. 484

Summary Catalogue no.: 11831


Collectanea of Sir James Ware, comprising fragments, extracts and notes mostly on Ireland but including (fol. 85) cutting without text from a Psalter, English, Winchester, 10th century, second quarter.
Language(s): Latin, Anglo-Norman, English, and Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Fine miniature on fol. 85, originally an addition in the Athelstan Psalter (London, British Library, Cotton MS. Galba A. XVIII). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 19, pl. II)

fol. 85r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Nativity of Christ.


Origin: 10th century - 17th century ; English, Winchester (in part)

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun: An illuminated fragment removed from Cotton Galba A.xviii. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

v. Millar, Engl. Illum. MSS. s. x–xiii. (MLGB3)

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

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


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Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.