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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 1718a
Manuscript TitleThe Hierogazophylacium Monasterii Sancti Galli – catalog of the church treasury of the Gallusmünster (Church of St. Gall) from the year 1693
CaptionPaper · VII + 691 + 82 + 60 pp. · 31.7 x 21 cm · monastery of St. Gall (P. Gregor Schnyder) · 1693 (with contemporaneous supplements until 1793)
Manuscript SummaryVolume 1 so-called Sacrarium Sancti Galli in six volumes (which could not be found at the time of Gustav Scherrer’s cataloguing of manuscripts before 1875). Volumes 2 to 6 of the Sacrarium have the shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 1719−1723. This volume lists the cult objects such as chalices, statues, monstrances, candle holders, small altars, patens, censers, reliquaries, etc. that made up the church treasure of the Monastery of St. Gall in the year 1693. This overview, compiled and written by Father Gregor Schnyder (1642-1708) and dedicated to the Prince-Abbot of St. Gall Cölestin Sfondrati (1687−1696), includes historical information about the individual cult objects and illustrates these objects with 60 realistic images in opaque colors. This register is of great importance today since many of the objects were lost, were seized or were melted down during the military invasions by troops from Zurich and Bern in 1712, by the French in May 1789, through the secularization of the monastery in 1805 and the following liquidation of a great part of the abbey’s property. Various works by renowned gold- and silversmiths of the early modern period (including Hans Jacob Bayr, Augsburg; Heinrich Domeisen, Rapperswil; Fidel Ramsperg, Appenzell; Johannes Renner, Wil) can be reconstructed only through this Hierogazophylacium (German: Heiligschatzbehälter, ‘container of holy treasure). Other cult objects are still part of the cathedral treasure of St. Gall today, such as the Spoon of St. Gall (p. 170b), which remains in liturgical use today, or the small reliquary monstrance containing parts of the sackcloth belt and robe of St. Gall (p. 168b). In his compilation Fr. Gregor Schnyder paid special attention to the relics contained in the various objects; he noted their origin and copied certificates about their authenticity. This volume is introduced by a frontispiece in shades of brown (fol. IIIr), which shows the founding legend of the Monastery of St. Gall with the Church of St. Gall as it appeared around 1693 in the background.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-1718a (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-1718a)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-1718a/manifest.json
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How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1718a: The Hierogazophylacium Monasterii Sancti Galli – catalog of the church treasury of the Gallusmünster (Church of St. Gall) from the year 1693 (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/1718a).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
Century17th century, 18th century
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Fully Painted
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