Handrit.is
 

Manuscript Detail

AM 249 d fol.

There are currently no images available for this manuscript.

A Calendar and an Easter Table; Iceland, 1350-1399

Name
Einar Nikulásson ; galdrameistari 
Death
08 October 1699 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Unknown; Owner 
More Details

This special character is not currently recognized (U+ef91).

Name
Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla 
Region
Norðlendingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
More Details
Name
Eiríkur Loftsson ; slógnefur 
Death
1473 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Scribe 
More Details
Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
More Details
Name
Copenhagen 
Country
Denmark 
More Details

Contents

1
Calendarium latinum
Filiation

This calendarium latinum formerly preceded the psalter in AM Access 7d, Hs 112.

Language of Text

Latin

Keywords
2(7v)
Easter Table

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
8. 287 mm x 200 mm
Decoration

Fol. 8v: A miniature, a Calvarie group a representation of Christ on the cross with Virgin Mary and John the Apostle on each side of him. The miniature is printed in Icelandic Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages Plate 13.

Additions

On fol. 1r pen trials, names etc. are found.

In the calendar obituaries from the seventeenth century referring to a fair number of ancestors and other relatives of the priest of Skinnastaðir, Einar Nikulásson

On the originally blank fol. 8r, Stefán Karlsson (cf. Overgaard 2003 p. 197) has succeeded in deciphring an almost eligible note by the aid of ultra violet light: “Eirikur bonde lopz son hefer gefet iungfru mar|iu ? munka þuer? saltara sier til salu | hialpar uar þa lieded fra hingad burdi uors herra | ihesu christi þusund cccc hundrud sextiu ok niu | är”

Most of 8r is taken up by a “mäldägi hlydär kirkiv” - concerning the church of Reykjahlíð, near Mývatn (Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla): “A eidum 17 dag februarij 1573” (a diplomatic transcription is found in Overgaard 2003 p. 218). Above this, four erased lines written in an older hand containing an account etc. are found.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland in the second half of the fourteenth century. According to the writing on fol. 8r, Eiríkur Loptsson of Grund presented the manuscript in 1469 to the Virgin Mary of Munkaþverá. According to Overgaard it is possible that the manuscript was intended for Eiríkurs grandmother, Sofía Eiríksdóttir.

Of the Latin Psalter Árni Magnússon mentions on the AM-slip, only fifteen leaves now remain. Eleven of these were used as binding material for manuscripts (now transferred to Acc 7d, Psalter VII) and four for printed books (now in The Royal Library of Copenhagen).

Provenance

As stated above, most of the numerous obituaries of the calendar refer to relatives of the priest of Skinnastaðir, Einar Nikulásson. In all probability the manuscript came into his family's possession shortly after the Reformation and was passed on from generation to generation until acquired by Árni Magnússon.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Icelandic Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages, ed. Halldór Hermannsson1935; VII
Mariane Overgaard“Kalendariet 249d fol.”, p. 193-228
Harry Fett“Miniatures from Icelandic manuscripts”, Saga book1911-1912; 7: p. 111-126, 177-205
Lilli GjerløwLiturgica Islandica I: Text, 1980; XXXV
Jón ÞorkelssonÍslenzkar ártidaskrár eða Obituaria Islandica með athugasemdum1893-1896; I-X
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 226
Liepe LenaStudies in Icelandic Fourteenth Century Book Painting, Snorrastofa2009; Rit 6
Magnús Már Lárusson“Reykjahlíðarmáldagi í AM 249 d folio”, Saga1967; V: p. 352-354
« »