University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 342, New Testament. Gospels. Matthew (Vulgate Double Leaf Matthew Fragment). Italy? 14th century.

Contents

Gospel of Matthew bifolium in Latin. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Lat. 68.

  1. fol. [1r] Matthew 10:29-12:1 (lacking, begins with [non]ne duo passers asse veneunt…).
  2. fol. [1v] Matthew 12:1-12:45.
  3. fol. [2r] Matthew 12:45-13:35.
  4. fol. [2v] Matthew 13:35-14:22 (lacking, ends with et [statim iussit discipulos ascendere in navicula et praecedere eum trans fretum donec dimitteret turbas].

Decoration

Initials

Major initials (20-25 mm) of red or blue with penwork flourishes of the same colors contrasted or combined.

Physical Description

Support

Parchment. 303 x 223 mm.

Number of Leaves

1 bifolium.

Dimensions

Written space 190 x 135 mm (fol. [1r]). Each column is 190 x 65 mm with a space of 5 mm between.

Layout

2 columns, 47 lines. Ruling with hard point.

Writing

Written in textura script in dark brown ink (some fading).

Text Divisions

Chapter numbers and running titles in red and blue.

Condition

Water and grease stains.

History

Origin

The manuscript to which the present bifolium belonged is judged to have been written in the 14th century, possibly in Italy.

Provenance

Medieval to 20th century provenance unknown.

Acquisition

Date acquired by the University of Chicago unknown.