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

MS. Rawl. B. 498

Summary Catalogue no.: 11845


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Miniature (drawing) added c. 1400, fol. 211. The first folio of the MS. is now London, British Library, Add. MS. 4797, fol. 8. (P&A iii. 1278)

fol. 209v

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Crude drawings of a soldier and a gargoyle (early modern).

fol. 211v

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Christ on the Cross; St John, holding a book to the right; sketch of the Virgin's head (?), altered by a later hand, to the left.


Origin: 14th century, third quarter (soon after 1363) ; Irish

Provenance and Acquisition

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-31: Toby Burrows/Mapping Manuscript MigrationsProvenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/mapping-manuscript-migrations/oxford-tei-updates/blob/master/update_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.