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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 442
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Ritual from the post-Reformation Monastery of St. Gall
Parchment · 159 pp. · 18.2 x 13.2 cm · Monastery of St. Gall (Fr. Heinrich Keller) · around 1555
Latin, German
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Ritual for the personal use of Prince-Abbot of St. Gall Diethelm Blarer (1530−1564; cf. his coat of arms on p. 8 and the stamp for his personal library on p. 7); written by the St. Gall monk Heinrich Keller (1518−1567) and illustrated around 1555 by an unknown illuminator from the area of Lake Constance. The St. Gall manuscripts Cod. Sang. 357 and Cod. Sang. 439 were illuminated by this same artist at the same time. The small-format volume contains liturgical texts on the administration of the sacrament of baptism (pp. 9-107), on the readmission of a woman into the circle of believers after giving birth (pp. 107-114), on marriage (pp. 114-141), as well as on the distribution of wine on October 16th, the feast day of Saint Gall, the founder of St. Gall (pp. 144a-154). (smu)
Standard description:
Standard description
Schmid Alfred A., Die Buchmalerei des XVI. Jahrhunderts in der Schweiz, Olten 1954, S. 142.
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Additional description:
Additional description
Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 143-144.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0442 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 442: Ritual from the post-Reformation Monastery of St. Gall (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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Document Type:
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16th century
Other, Figurative, Full Page, Fully Painted, Margin
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Liturgica christiana
Roman Ritual
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Die schönsten Seiten der Schweiz. Geistliche und weltliche Handschriften / Trésors enluminés de Suisse. Manuscrits sacrés et profanes, M. Bernasconi Reusser, C. Flüeler, B. Roux (ed.), Cinisello Balsamo 2020, 184-185, Nr. 25 (P. Lenz).

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