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Ms. Codex 1172 - Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent - Vita S[anctae] Katharinae de Alexandria
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1172 - Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent - Vita S[anctae] Katharinae de Alexandria
Author:
Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent.
Title:
Vita S[anctae] Katharinae de Alexandria [manuscript].
Origin:
[Germany], 1458.
Physical description:
13 leaves : parchment ; 314 x 215 (234 x 136) mm. bound to 315 x 219 mm.
Summary:
A biography of St. Catherine of Alexandria, who was famous for her great learning, and supposedly lived during the reign of the emperor Maxentius. A finding tab and the remains of another finding tab in red leather, f. 1r.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by Zacour-Hirsch.
Collation: Paper, 13; 1¹⁴(-1); modern pencil foliation, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in two columns, outlined in ink.
Script: Written in a secretary hand by Ysidorus (f. 1r); text on vellum binding in a Gothic book hand.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet Tête de bœuf 14858 (1486).
Decoration: 4-line decorative initial (f. 1r), 2-line decorative initial (f. 3r), both in red; elaborately decorated initials in black, green, and red on upper and lower cover.
Binding: Vellum from a 14th-century missal, beginning with Ecclesiastes 24:28, with text and music.
Origin: Written in Germany (Zacour-Hirsch) in 1458 (f. 13r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1172
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1172
 
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