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Gloss on The lamentations of Jeremiah
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Gloss on The lamentations of Jeremiah


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Description This illustrated copy of The lamentations of Jeremiah with the gloss (or interpretation) of Gilbert of Auxerre was written in Austria in the second half of the twelfth century and comes from the monastery of Seitenstetten. Gilbert died in 1134, and the manuscript is an early and important witness to his text. The gloss is written in a small script and is both interlinear and marginal. This layout is typical of glossed books of the Bible from the twelfth century. The illustrations of the sack of Jerusalem and the return to Babylon give valuable information on twelfth-century armor. The manuscript is in its original binding.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Medieval Writing and Calligraphy. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1993-1994.
  • Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006.
Provenance Made in Austria in the second half 12th century; Petrus de Anaso, Weyer, ca. 1500, [mode of acquisition unknown, inscription partially erased on front pastedown reading, "Anno etc. 30. Liber dom.[?] Petri de Anaso dominum socio in hospitai Wienn[ensi]"]; Johannus Hofulner(?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [sixteenth-century inscription on front pastedown reading, "Hic libellus est Joh[annis] hofulner[?] de Wey[er]"]; Abbey of Seitentetten, by early 20th century, [mode of acquisition unknown, seen by Hanns Swarzenski there]; Jacques Rosenthal, by 1928, cat. 90, no. 139 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Leo S. Olschki, after 1928 [mode of acquisition unknown, bookplate on front pastedown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd half 12th century (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigments on medium to very thick parchment covered with plain alum-tawed leather over oak (?) boards
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.30
Measurements
H: 10 3/16 x W: 7 3/16 in. (25.8 x 18.2 cm)
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