Through the LIBRARY it is possible to consult the data sheet of several important codices that enable to reconstruct the written culture of the patriarchate of Aquileia. Moreover, for many codices, the complete reproductions are made available, which makes this site a true virtual library of patriarchal Friuli.

Sacramentary of St. Petersburg

  • Regensburg, 11th century, second third (1046-1048?), parchment; mm 175 × 122; ff. 109.
  • Already kept in St. Petersburg, Rossijskaia Nacionalnaja Biblioteka, ms Q. v. I Nr. 25, it was destroyed at Warsaw during the Second World conflict.

Written in Regensburg for the Aquileian Church, and destroyed during the Second World conflict, the codex is known only thanks to a catalogue record.

The Sacramentary, which belonged to the big collection of Józef Andrzej Załuski (1702-1774), was destroyed during the Second World conflict in Warsaw, where it was transferred from St. Petersburg following to the Treaty of Riga (1921). The manuscript, known only thanks to Antonio Staerk’s description, where a facsimile thereof was also published, was probably drawn out for Aquileia, since in the Exultet chant (f. 53r) reference is made also to a patriarch (whose name is erased), as well as to the pope Leo IX (1048-1054) and to an emperor named Henry (either Henry II, 1002-1024, or Henry III, 1046-1056).

The palaeographic characteristics of the manuscript, as well as the ornamented initial with Ottonian peculiarities, trace back to Regensburg towards the second third of the eleventh century.

Country of locationRussia
Library / CollectionRossijskaia Nacionalnaja Biblioteka
ShelfmarkQ. v. I Nr. 25
Support materialParchment
Extentff. 109
Formatmm 175 × 122
Place of originRegensburg
Age11th century, second third (1046-1048?)
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