Re: Identifying the "Theca Persica" Gospels manuscript
- More in John Lowden: The Word Made Visible. The Exterior of the Early Christian Book as Visual Argument
Teunis van Lopik
--- In email@example.com, Daniel Buck <bucksburg@...> wrote:
> I found the following reference in The Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Volume 46 (1898):
> "At Monza, a town near Milan, is preserved a still finer and more interesting binding. It still encloses the copy of the Gospels for which it was originally made and was sent bound to Theodelenda Queen of the Lombards by Pope Gregory the Great in the 7th century The letter mentioning the gift calls it lectionam S. evang.theca persica inclusam. The binding is wood covered with plates of gold, the decoration being alike on both sides ."
> Inasmuch as Codex Bobiensis was acquired by a neighboring monastic library, I'm wondering if this was an Old Latin ms of the Gospels. Can anyone identify this manuscript?
> Daniel Buck