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The History of Western Script: A Selection from The Schøyen Collection, in Celebration of the Collector’s Eightieth Birthday

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‡ Stamp seal with two horned quadrupeds, possibly antelope, each held by a large hand, carved in simple lines, floral zigzag motifs on rev...

‡ Stamp seal, with single large male Ibex with long curving horns, walking left, small half-moon marks denoting ground, and ridge worn int...

‡ Omens drawn from the behaviour of birds of prey, in particular falcons, especially in the presence of the king and his army, in Neo-Baby...

Book of the Dead, written for the deceased Anchhap, son of Djedher and Shepsepedet, part of chapter 17, in Middle Egyptian in Heiratic ...

‡ Homer, Iliad XI:1-5 (with Zeus sending Strife to the Achaean fleet, bearing a war-banner in her hands, at the break of dawn), in Greek, ...

‡ Short quotations from Isocrates, Ad Demonicum , 9, and Menander, Sententia , in Attic Greek, in Greek cursive and capitals, manus...

‡ Votive text appealing to Victoria Augusta, perhaps in the name of a Roman auxiliary stationed in England and named Aufilius or Aufidius, ...

Record of testamentary charities by different testators, made to freeborn legitimate and illegitimate boys and girls in set proportions by an e...

Ɵ Two leaves with a homily discussing adultery and citing a patristic text, in Greek, decorated manuscript on parchment [Greece (p...

‡ Psalter, in Sahidic dialect of Coptic, in Coptic Uncials, manuscript on parchment [Upper Egypt (probably the White Monastery, Sohag)...

Ɵ Breviary, in Syriac, decorated manuscript on parchment [Near East (probably Syria), twelfth century] Single leaf, with ...

‡ Hebrew Bible, Amos 5:7-7:11, manuscript on parchment [Oriental (Near East), tenth or eleventh century] Single large square leaf...

Cuttings from a Hebrew Bible, with parts of Kings, Chronicles, and Isaiah, all with the commentary of Rashi and parts of the Haftaroth, ...

Yačaxapatoum čark, an extremely early sermon collection, in Armenian, manuscript on parchment [Greater Armenia, twelfth century] ...

Ɵ Canon of Odes 3-7, celebrating the appearance of the Cross in the sky over Mount Golgotha in the reign of Emperor Constantius, son of Const...

Ɵ Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, large cutting from a manuscript on parchment, surviving in situ on the binding of a printed...

Ɵ Five small cuttings from Augustine, Tractatus in Johannem, 10:9-12, in Beneventan minuscule, in Latin, from a liturgical manuscript on p...

Ɵ Three small cuttings from a single leaf from a portable Collectarium with the Offices for St. Bartholomew and the Decollation of St. John t...

Ɵ Leaf from a vast Passional, with a large and finely decorated animal initial, manuscript in Latin, written in Beneventan minuscule on pa...

Ɵ Gregory the Great, Homily on Luke 13:6, in Latin, in Beneventan minuscule, decorated manuscript on parchment [Southern Italy (probab...

Ɵ Leaf from a Missal, for the Sanctoral, with the Mass for the Feast of the Apparition of St. Michael (8 May) and for the Feasts of SS. Gordi...

Athanasius of Alexandria, Life of St. Anthony the Great, in the Latin translation of Evagrius of Antioch, large cutting from a manuscri...

Bede's commentary on Luke 8:4-12, with an unidentified commentary on 2 Corinthians 11:32-12:9, in Latin, manuscript on parchment ...

Ɵ Bifolium from a Bible, most probably a grand pandect, with Proverbs 30:23-31:31 and Ecclesiastes 1:1-7:20, in Latin, in early Carolingian m...

Ɵ Pseudo-Marcellus, Passio sanctorum Petri et Pauli, an apocryphal text based on the Acts of St. Peter, in Latin, decorated manuscript on ...

Ɵ Lectionary leaf, with readings from Luke 10:17-24 and John 15:12-16, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Italy, te...

Ɵ Fragments of an otherwise unrecorded Early Medieval Penitential collection, evidently including an early draft of Burchard of Worms' Correc...

Ɵ Leaf from a Missal, from the Temporal, with Masses for the 3rd Sunday in Lent and the Monday following, in Latin, manuscript on parchmen...

Ɵ Leaf from a Lectionary containing Gospel and Epistle readings for the fifth Sunday after the Octave of Easter, Rogation Monday, and the Vig...

Augustine, Epistulae, in Latin, single gathering from a fine Romanesque manuscript on parchment [France (northern France, perhaps Loire valle...

Ɵ Leaf from a Augustine, Sermones , 233:2-3 and 242:1, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, second hal...

Ɵ Leaf from a copy of Paul the Deacon's Homiliary, with extracts from Leo the Great, tractate 82:4-5, and Pseudo-Maximus, sermon 68, in La...

Ɵ Bifolium from a Vita Sancti Stephani, including an abridgement of Evodius, Miracula Facta Uzali, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parch...

Ɵ Two leaves with Isidore of Seville, Etymologiarum sive originum, book 20, with readings on wine, and Pubilius Syrus, Sententiae, in Lati...

Ɵ Small cutting from Sulpicius Severus, Life of St. Martin of Tours, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (St Albans Abbey, Hert...

Ɵ Leaf from Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, for Psalm 41:6-8, in Latin, from large manuscript on parchment [England, mid-twelfth c...

Ɵ Vergil, Georgics III:259-458 and IV:393-564, in Latin didactic hexameter verse, leaves from a decorated manuscript on parchment in situ in ...

Ɵ Matthaeus Platearius, De Medicinis Simplicibus, a medieval herbal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England or France, second half...

Ɵ Leaf from an Atlantic Bible with a large white vine initial, text from Job 1:1-4; 1:7-3:2 with prologue of St. Jerome, in Latin, decorat...

Ɵ Sermons on the Annunciation of the Virgin attributed to Augustine, with a large decorated initial, manuscript in Latin on parchment ...

Ɵ Vast white vine initial on a leaf from an Atlantic Bible, with 2 Samuel 1:1-12 and capitula, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Ital...

Leaf from a collection of Homilies on St. Peter and the Ascension by SS. Augustine and Jerome, in Latin, leaf from a monumentally large lect...

Ɵ Leaf from a Glossed Bible, with Hosea 8:12-9:6, in Latin, from a decorated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (doubtless Paris...

Ɵ Josias censing the altar in Jerusalem for the Passover, in a historiated initial on a leaf from the Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Bible, wit...

Ɵ Leaf from a commentary on Matthew 2:11-18, in Latin, from a large decorated manuscript on parchment [England, c. 1200] Sing...

Ɵ Aristotle, Priora Analytica, 1:32, 2:5, in Latin translation of Boethius, manuscript on parchment [France or England, thirteenth cen...

Ɵ Two leaves from a monumental Lectern Bible, with Leviticus 25:40-26:26 and Deuteronomy 12:31-14:19, in Latin, from a vast decorated manu...

Ɵ Commentaries on Luke 24:15-24 by various writers including Bede, Theophilius, Gregory the Great, Augustine and John Chrysostom, with a r...

Ɵ Leaf from a collection of Bulls of Pope Boniface VIII, in Latin, from a large manuscript on parchment [northern France (probably Par...

Ɵ Leaf from a copy of the Decretals, in Latin, from a large manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century] Single vast l...

Ɵ Opening leaf of Guillelmus Durandus, Repertorium juris canonici (Breviarium aureum), a collection of citations from canonists on controv...

Ɵ Hercules Oetaeus (a play on the death of Hercules on Mount Oeta), 688-710, 714-735, 953-974, 979-1000, in Latin, large cutting from a de...

Ɵ Vitae sanctorum, including parts of the lives of SS. George, Agapius, Secundinus, Marianus, Iacobus and their associates in Numidia, in ...

Ɵ Statutes of the Confraternity of the Archangel Michael, Valencia, in Spanish, leaf from a decorated calligraphic manuscript on parchment...

Ɵ Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, fifteenth century] Bifolium, each leaf with double column of ...

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