|Folio Range||Whole MS (126 fols)|
|Old Breton Materials||No|
|Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials||No|
|Connection with Brittany|
This MS contains portraits of Matthew (fol. 8r), Mark (fol. 42r, with horse head), Luke (fol. 62v), and John (fol. 95v), belonging to the so-called 'Landévennec group.' Both the script and the decoration point clearly to an origin in Brittany. While it is not possible to confirm with absolute certainly that this MS was written at Landévennec, the fact that it may have been brought to Montreuil-sur-Mer by Breton monks in the early tenth century nevertheless does lend some support to this localisation (the monastery of Landévennec was destroyed by the Vikings in AD 913, and the community famously fled to monasteries on the Channel; cf. EBGB 17; Le Bourdellès 1995: 45).
|Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog||657|
Besseyre 2008: 12; EBGB 14; Fleuriot 1983: 104; Gameson 2012d: 63 (n. 221); Guillotel 1985: 12; ILLB In8; Initiale; Kerlouégan 1982b: 318; Kitzinger 2013b: 36–7; Le Bourdellès 1995: 45; Lemoine 1994; Lemoine 2008: 192–3; McGurk 1987: 175, n. 45; MPF §93; OHLP 256; PMSB 296 (§16); Simpson (McKee) 1999: 285, 289; Wikipedia.
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