Item Info

Item No: mcai630271
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 63:27
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: First Epistle of Peter
Notes: These leaves seem to form a group because of the consistency of the leaf and text measurements and the ruling pattern; leaves are paginated with pencil numbers in the upper left-hand corner of each side of each leaf.
Notes: This leaf is from a set of thirty-one leaves that were cut from a single manuscript that once comprised a complete Bible.

This page begins the first epistle of Peter, which was thought to have been written by Peter when he was bishop of Rome. The historiated initial P depicts St. Peter with his attributes, keys and a cross. The keys refer to Matthew 16:19, in which Christ tells Peter that he will give him the keys of heaven. The cross that he holds refers to his manner of death, for, like Christ, he was crucified.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600029
Country: Country:Germany

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 478 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 63:1-31