file TAK/1/4 - Vita Beatae Mariae Aegyptiacae

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TAK/1/4

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Vita Beatae Mariae Aegyptiacae

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  • 1100-1200 (Creation)

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An excerpt of the Latin text Vita Beatae Mariae Aegyptiacae by Hildebert of Lavardin, containing lines 34-103. Possibly written in the southern Netherlands, as Aulne had a copy of this text. First line 1r: Vinceris maiores . ut stellas luna minores . First line 1v: Convenias ap(er)i . zosimas ait . opto doceri .

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Single parchment leaf, recto darkened, written in a single column and ruled in ink with text beginning on top of the first ruled line. Parchment dimensions 187 x 112 mm, ruled space 140 x 57 mm, written space 143 x 56 mm, 35 lines. Tear in parchment written around; in a small, hurried but neat transitional script without decoration or flourishes, separately ruled columns for the initial letter of each line. Modern pencil "4" in lower right corner of recto, "xiiith century" in upper margin of recto.

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de Hamel, Christopher. 'Phillipps Fragments in Tokyo,' in The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honor of Toshiyuki Takamiya, eds. Takami Matsuda, Richard A. Linenthal, and John Scahill. D. S. Brewer & Yushodo Press Ltd.: 2004. Pp. 19-44.

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