Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 13246 Bobbio Missal

  • Latin
  • s. viiex / s. viiiin
  • composite manuscript
  • Continental manuscripts
  • vellum
Early medieval liturgical manuscript from south-eastern Gaul or northern Italy. The core manuscript has been viewed as a combination of a lectionary and sacramentary with some canonical material. Extraneous quires contain supplementary texts.
lat. 13246
Bobbio Missal
Provenance and related aspects
s. viiex / s. viiiin
Origin, provenance
Origin: France, south-eastFrance, south-east

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Italy, northernItaly, northern

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Provenance: Bobbio
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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
18.5 cm × 9.5 cm
Distinct units
ff. 245-256
Paris, Bibliothèque natio…  ff. 245-256
ff. 284-295
Paris, Bibliothèque natio…  ff. 284-295
ff. 296-300
Paris, Bibliothèque natio…  ff. 296-300


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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Gallica: bibliothèque numérique, Online: Bibliothèque nationale de France. URL: <>.
[facs. ed.] Lowe, E. A., The Bobbio missal: a Gallican mass-book (MS Paris Lat. 13246), 3 vols, vol. 1: Facsimile, London, 1917.
Internet Archive: <link>
[ed.] Lowe, E. A, The Bobbio missal: a Gallican mass-book (MS Paris Lat. 13246), 3 vols, vol. 2: Text, Henry Bradshaw Society 58, London, 1920.

Secondary sources (select)

Meens, Rob, and Yitzhak Hen (eds.), The Bobbio Missal. Liturgy and religious culture in Merovingian Gaul, Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology 11, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Wilmart, André, E. A Lowe, and E. A. Wilson, The Bobbio missal [a Gallican mass-book] (MS Paris Lat. 13246), 3 vols, vol. 3: Notes and studies, Henry Bradshaw Society 61, London, 1924.

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January 2020, last updated: June 2021