Jerusalem, Jewish National and University Library, Var. 312

[Tristan fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:Two fragments used in the binding of a 16th-c. book in Hebrew.
LanguageLanguage object (44)
Approx. date?1270 to 1299
Date notes'D'après l'écriture, nos feuillets datent certainement du 13e siècle. Cependant on remarque certains traits de l'écriture qui, à mon avis, permettent d'être plus précis et de s'arrêter au milieu de ce siècle' (Peri 1955, 3). The presence of barred tironian 'et' and 'v' in initial position suggests a later date, however.
Place(s) of production
Picard and Norman linguistic traits (Peri 1955, 4).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] passai outre sanz entrer laienz (Peri 1955, 6)
Explicit[f. 2vb] Demisiele, puis qu'il est ensi que vous tous (Peri 1955, 19)


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:ff. 1r and 2v are damaged from use in a binding, with some text obscured.




Quire structure:No doubt the outer bifolium of a sexternion (Peri 1955, 4).
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Pen-flourished initials (height: 2 lines) in red and blue, with decoration in the opposing colour.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:

Mise en page

Description 1Page dimensions taken from National Library of Israel catalogue.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions286x196 (mm)
Justification (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (4)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f. 2vb
Date?1250 to 1299
Scribe description:Carefully copied. Features include single- and double-compartment 'a', straight 's' in final position, 'v' in initial position, a lack of 'i'-ticks, crossed tironian 'et'.