Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 242 Leggendario delle Sante Virgini

Title

Leggendario delle Sante Virgini

Other related names

Call number

Ms. Codex 242
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Italian

Origin

Written in Italy in the late 14th or 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Date
between 1350 and 1499
Place
Italy

Summary

Collection of hagiographic and devotional works concerning various female saints. These might come from the Vitae Patrum, a 14th-century collection of saints' lives and legends by unknown authors, translated into Italian by Domenico Cavalca (d. 1342). Contains the following works: Life of St. Domitilla (f. 1r-6v); Laude di Santa Domitilla (f. 6v-10v); Di Sancta Eufrasina, della sua nativita et come essendo maritata fuggi ad uno monasterio di monaci (f. 10v-21v); Di Santa Maria Vergine (f. 10v-24v); La vita e legenda della Beata Eugenia (f. 24v-30v).

Notes

Extent

32 leaves : 223 x 175 (145 x 120) mm. bound to 227 x 180 mm

Foliation

Paper, i (modern paper) + 30 + i (modern paper); [1-30]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

Modern paper boards. Slightly loose in places; spine of cover split at front hinge.

Layout

  • Written in 2 columns of 23 lines; frame-ruled in lead.
  • Decoration

    Red and blue used to highlight initials and section headings.

    Script

  • Written in a single minuscule hand of the late 14th or 15th century (Notes of Thomas R. Adams, on file in the Library).
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical

    Genres

    Licenses

    Decorations

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