Leviticus Ch.15-17 from a German Bible mid-C12th This is a large fragment of a bifolium from a Bible that was probably produced in Germany c.1150 – 1175.
The text is from the book of Leviticus, iincluding the majority of the text of Chapter 5 from verse 12 to Chapter 7 verse 15. Reverse is the majority of the text of Chapter 16 from verse 9 to Chapter 17 verse 15.
This bifolia was produced in the period before any standardisation of sections of text which suggests the latest date for it as being before c.1220. However whilst there are two ‘p’s’ written together in abbreviation (which started about 1150), the merging of the combinations of other letters such as ‘bo’ and ‘ho’ which started around 1170 do not occur on this leaf. This would seem to place the date of the bifolia to within the period 1150 to 1175.
There are a maximum of 35 lines (out of a probable 40) in a fine Romanesque script in dark brown ink across two columns.
The bifolium appears to be ruled in blind on the inside only and all the prickings remain for the horizontal lines on reverse.
228 mm x 370 mm