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Garland of Howth. IE TCD MS 56 Public Deposited

Garland of Howth. IE TCD MS 56

Alternative title
  • Ceathair-Leabhair
  • Codex Usserianus Secundus
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 56 ; former shelfmarks: Lyon: A.4.6 ; Bernard: 413 ; Foley: [A.23] ; c1670: [P.1.17]
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Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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Date Created
  • circa 700-899
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Abstract
  • IE TCD MS 56, The Garland of Howth, contains parts of the four Gospels in Latin based on the Old Latin version with modifications from the Vulgate text, which St Jerome completed in 384AD. Hoskier has noted that the Old Latin text is the same as that of Codex Bobbiensis (MS Turin Bibl. Nazionale G. VII. 15 s IV/V). Illumination is restricted to the two surviving incipit pages – those marking the beginning of the gospels of St Matthew (f. 1r) and St Mark (f. 22r). The book is written on vellum (prepared calfskin) in the cursive script known as "Irish minuscule". It is comprised of 86 folios. See the Manuscript & Archives Research Library's catalogue entry for IE TCD MS 56 here: https://manuscripts.catalogue.tcd.ie/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=IE+TCD+MS+56&pos=1
Provenance
  • Traditional association with St Nessan’s monastery on Ireland’s Eye island, near Howth, Co. Dublin and later said to have been given to Elizabeth Plunkett, wife of Christopher St Lawrence, Baron Howth (d. 1589). Although written about by Archbishop James Ussher, his former ownership of the MS remains unproven.
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  • Bank of America Merryl Lynch
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Medium
  • ink
Support
  • vellum (parchment)
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS56_009
Source
  • 0152314

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