Rotulus paschalis beneventanus

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Description

An illustrated Exultet roll, made for liturgical reading from the ambo on the Vigil of Easter. Traditionally the illustrations are oriented upside down as compared to the text, so that they appear right side up to the congregation as the roll is read and falls over the pulpit.

Table Of Contents

1. Presentation of the manuscript 2. Apocalyptic Beasts with Lamb 3. Host of Angels 4. Lighting of Paschal Candle 5. Exultet chant 6. Christ Enthroned 7. Tellus (Mother Earth) 8. Mater Ecclesia 9. King with the people 10. Christ Blessing 11. Harrowing of Hell 12. Bees gathering nectar 13. Deacon reading the roll 14. Saints 15. Celebrants at worship 16. Coronation of King 17. Donor with St. Peter.

Format

Scroll; 20 membranes; parchment; 87-650 x 270 mm.

Medium

Illuminated manuscript on parchment.
Beneventan minuscule script with Protogothic additions.
Musical notation in neumes.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Originally written in Benevento, Italy in the 10th century.

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Provenance

Originally owned by the Abbey of San Pietro extra muros, Benevento. Later owned by Cardinal Stefano Borgia (1731-1804).

Type

Text: Liturgy

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Citation

Unknown, “Rotulus paschalis beneventanus,” METAscripta, accessed February 21, 2018, http://metascripta.omeka.net/items/show/3.