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Ms. Codex 688 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 688 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours]
Catholic Church.
[Book of hours] [manuscript].
[Italy, between 1500 and 1599]
Physical description:
144 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 111 x 79 (55 x 38) mm. bound to 115 x 91 mm.
Book of Hours of the Virgin Mary.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger; title in Zacour-Hirsch "Horae."
Foliation: Parchment, ii (paper) + 144 + i (paper); [1-144]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 14 long lines in brown and red ink.
Script: Written in a humanist hand with later additions to liturgical calendar in a different hand.
Decoration: Gold and blue used for initials; spaces left for initials that were never completed; illuminated vine and flower (f. 13r).
Binding: Contemporary calf, rebacked, split along front hinge, upper cover detached.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 16th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 688.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 688
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