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Cod. 64
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Ambrosii episcopi Hexaemeron
Parchment · 145 ff. · 25 x 17.2 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
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This codex contains Saint Ambrose's Hexaemeron. A two-line poem on 1r by Abbot Frowin of Engelberg (1143-1178) dedicates this volume (with its title) to the monastery's patron saint Mary, mother of God. Beneath the dedication, the same hand has written a six-line poem, which likewise makes reference to the contents. A small decorative initial in blue, green, and red ink, as is typical of the library of Frowin, introduces the first book. The remaining books are divided with more simple, red initials. The text and marginal notes, in a dark-brown (and in a few places light brown) ink come from the same hand, a hand with a strikingly clean and balanced appearance. (grd)
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P. Benedictus Gottwald, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum qui asservantur in Bibliotheca Monasterii O.S.B. Engelbergensis in Helvetia, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891, p. 96.
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Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 8, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz, Stift Engelberg, Genf 1950, S. 122.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. II: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken Bern-Porrentruy, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, 
Dietikon-Zürich 1983, Nr. 247, S. 91.
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10.5076/e-codices-bke-0064 (
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