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AM 661 4to

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Stefáns saga; Iceland, 1400-1500

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Árni Hákonarson 
Occupation
Stúdent; Skrifari 
Roles
Scribe; Owner 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

(1r-24v)
Stefáns saga
Rubric

“Hier byriar vpp savgv vírdulígs herra Ste |phani prothomartítís. patroni Snoksdalsk |kirkiv”

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
24. 173 mm x 125 mm
Foliation

Foliated in red ink in the upper right hand corner by Kristian Kålund

Collation

The manuscript has 3 gatherings each consisting of 8 leaves:

  • I: 1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5
  • II: 9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13
  • III: 17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21

Condition

The manuscript ends defectively; the last leaf once containing the last few lines of the saga is missing.

Layout

Written in long lines with 22 lines per page. The rubrics were once written in red ink. This ink is now totally effaced leaving the parchment in a lighter colour than the rest.

Decoration

Coloured initials occur.

The tall letters of the first lines in all pages have ornaments extended vertically in the upper margin.

The opening of the saga, f. 1r, is supposed once having a major initial, the letter H with an extension all the way down the margin; however, this initial is now effaced and only the extension can now be seen. A new initial in black ink was made later on.

Binding

Bound in a limp parchment cover, the gatherings are fastened with three thongs.

Accompanying Material

On an accompagnying slip pasted to the upper board Árni Magnússon copied the heading: “hier byriar vpp saugu virduligs herra Stephani prothomartyris patroni Snoksdalsk kirkiu”

History

Origin

Written in Iceland in the fifteenth century.

Provenance

Once the manuscript belonged to the Church of Snoksdalur.

Acquisition

On f. 17v in AM 435 a 4to Árni Magnússon wrote that he got the manuscript from Árni Hakonarsson and that it once belonged to the church of Snóksdalur, Hvammsfjörður, western Iceland: “Komin til min fra Arna Hakonarsyne. Hefur, öefad, til forna vered eign Snoksdals kirkiu”.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 20.09.2000-29.09.2000 by EW-J.

Surrogates

70 mm 70mm140 12.01.1972 70 mm 70mm140 n.d. Supplimentary photographs b/w prints AM 661 4to 1972 b/w prints AM 661 4to August 1994

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Heilagra Manna Søgur: Fortællinger og Legender om hellige Mænd og Kvindered. C. R. Unger1877; I-II
12.01.1972
n.d.
1972
August 1994
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