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Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 25 Manuscript leaf from a prose version of the Tristan legend

Title

Manuscript leaf from a prose version of the Tristan legend

Call number

Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 25
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

In Middle French

Summary

Parchment leaf with text on Tristan and Palamedes, written in France, circa 1300. Ruled in lead for 3 columns of 50 lines, written in Gothic script. With a damaged and possibly unfinished 12-line miniature of the king of Ireland and his knights, now with only outlines of figures, faint colors, and remnants of burnished gold ground; a 6-line initial with faint colors and remnants of burnished gold and an extension into the margin with a dragon's head and ivy leaves; 3 2-line initials alternating between red with blue penwork and faded blue with red penwork; and one rubric in red concerning the kings of Ireland and Estroite Marche. The leaf has trimmed corners and folded edges from use in a binding or as a pastedown, and some extremely blurred and faded text, wrinkles, and stains from water damage.

Extent

1 item (1 leaf) : 394 x 262 (298 x 219) mm

Support

Parchment

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