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Dublin Apocalypse

  • MS 64, the Dublin Apocalypse is an apocalypse manuscript in the style of the Ormesby Psalter workshop, created around 1300-1339 (L.F. Sandler dates the codex as c1310-c1320: see her 'Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles' 5, (London, 1986)). Unlike most apocalypses which typically contain half-page illustrations, the Dublin Apocalypse contains almost full-page pictures, in gold and colour, drawn by an artist who was undoubtedly the Ormesby Master. 73 out of 75 of these illustrations remain (1rv is lost; likely lost are pictures of John on Patmos, and the vision of Christ among the candlesticks (see M.R. James, The Dublin Apocalypse, Cambridge, 1932, p. 3).Bound in 19th-century red blind-tooled morocco; with stamp of paschal lamb and Sadleir’s bookplate on front board. For further information see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry:
Teideal malartach
  • Bible. Revelation. Latin. Dublin Apocalypse
Dáta a cruthaíodh
  • circa 1300
  • circa 1339
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • parchment (animal material)
  • morocco (leather)
  • English
  • TCD MS 64 was presented to the College by Franc Sadleir, provost of Trinity College Dublin (died 1851), possibly in exchange for old uncatalogued annuals (see Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 83) . 'Born in 1775, Sadleir became a Fellow of Trinity College in 1805. He was Professor of Hebrew from 1822 to 1825, Professor of Mathematics from 1825 to 1836, and Librarian from 1821 until appointed Provost of the College in December 1837' (Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 82). The ownership of the codex prior to Sadleir remains unknown.
Cód seilf/Uimhir thagartha
  • IE TCD MS 64 ; former shelfmark: Lyon: K.4.31
Ráiteas cearta
  • 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.
Mionathraithe go deireanach
  • 24/08/2020
Cineál acmhainne
  • 0148011
Aitheantóir Oibiachta Digití
  • MS64_046


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