Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Western Manuscripts
filename:
bodley_junius11_193. tif
Folio or page:
page 193
sort order:
2010
Shelfmark:
MS. Junius 11
Description:
An illustrated book of Christian biblical poems in Old English, sometimes known as 'The Cædmon Manuscript' or 'The Junius Manuscript', containing 'Genesis A' and 'Genesis B', 'Exodus', 'Daniel' and 'Christ and Satan', with an unfinished cycle of Anglo-Saxon drawings, late 10th century.
Type of Object:
Manuscript
Place of origin:
England
Material:
Parchment
Number of leaves:
116 = pages i-ii, 1-[130]
Dimensions:
324mm x 180mm
Decoration:
Drawings in ink and/or colours; decorated, zoomorphic and plain initials
Bibliography:
Online transcript http://www8.georget…online English translation http://www.gutenber…hardcopy facsimile ed. Israel Gollancz, Oxford 1927; digital facsimile on CD-ROM ed. Bernard J. Muir, Bodleian Digital Texts 1, Oxford 2004
First line (incipit):
Us is riht micel ...
Layout:
Single column, including spaces left for drawings
Date of Origin:
10th century
Title:
Genesis A (Old English verse)
Title:
Genesis B (Old English verse)
Title:
Exodus (Old English verse)
Title:
Christ and Satan (Old English verse)
Country or culture of origin:
English
Owner:
? Canterbury, Christ Church Cathedral Priory
Owner:
James Ussher (1581-1656), archbishop of Armagh
Owner:
Francis Junius (d. 1677)
Script:
Anglo-Saxon minuscule
Author:
Caedmon (attribution rejected)
Class:
Western
Class:
Manuscript
Class:
Anglo-saxon
Class:
Old English poems
Class:
drawings
Class:
poetry
Class:
illuminated manuscripts
Catalogue Reference:
Summary Catalogue no. 5123
Collection:
Western