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'Christus Dominus in Serpente Ęneo pręfiguratus, oratorium'

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MS. Add. A. 45

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'Christus Dominus in Serpente Ęneo pręfiguratus, oratorium': in rhythmical and rhyming Latin verse: beg. 'Elias. Longo labore oppressi.' This is a sort of miracle play, perhaps written for nuns, as the parts (Moses, Angelus, etc.) appear to have been taken by women.


  • Written perhaps late in the 17th century in Italy


10 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 45, fols. 1-2]
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MS. Add. A. 45

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20167


'Christus Dominus in Serpente Ęneo pręfiguratus, oratorium'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30152

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably acquired before 1860.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 6 in.
'Christus Dominus in Serpente Ęneo pręfiguratus, oratorium'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description

Repository Details

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