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Glossed copy of Eberhard of Béthune's Graecismus


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Description This German manuscript is a copy of Eberhard of Bethune's thirteenth-century grammatical poem Graecismus. The poem is accompanied by an extensive gloss by Jean-Vincent Metulin, a scholar from southern France. Having functioned as a textbook, the manuscript's condition suggests it was well-used by students eager to memorize and comprehend Bethune's ideas on the grammatical usage of Greek words.
Provenance L.S. Olschiki, [date and mode of acquisition unknown, Inv. no. 28236]; Henry Walters, ca. 1912 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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Period
ca. 1440
Medium
ink and pigments on German laid paper, light brown, uneven edges, bound in Italy (?) in quarter brown leather; late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.371
Measurements
H: 8 1/4 × W: 5 5/8 in. (21 × 14.3 cm)
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