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Initial B (Beatus vir)


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Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Heinrich der Löwe und seine Zeit: Herchaft und Repräsentation der Welfen. Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig. 1995.
Provenance Abbey of Helmarshausen, made for Matilda, duchess of Saxony [depicted on fol. 6v], eldest daughter of King Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor [St. Modoaldus, Bishop of Trier, in calendar in gold and in litany; Relics moved to Helmarshausen in 1107; St. Meinmulf, Bishop of Paderborn, founder of Helmarshausen abbey]; Petrus Grillinger, Chamberlain of the Archbishop of Salzburg, 1430 [mode of acquisition unknown] [on fol. 126v, "Hic liber fuit Domini petri Grillimger Magistri Kamere Curie Salzbu"]; Leon Gruel, prior to 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown] [bookplate of Gruel and Engelmann, no. 136]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 9, 1903, 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 well-prepared, medium-weight parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.10.7R
Measurements
H: 4 7/16 x W: 2 1/2 in. (11.3 x 6.4 cm)
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