Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 29:11A Matricola (Matriculation list)
TitleMatricola (Matriculation list)
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 29:11A
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- St. Michael treading on the dragon
- This cutting was taken from the Matricola del Collegio dei tavernieri (Guild of Vintners), founded in 1379. In the late Middle Ages, citizens in Italian cities organized themselves into guilds or confraternities according to various occupations. Membership ensured protection of one's job while alive as well as prayers for the soul after death. A matricola is a matriculation list of its members which also included the guild's statutes or regulations. The reverse of this cutting contains the names of the members at the time of the original manuscript's production as well as later additions in a cursive script. The Archangel Michael treading on the dragon was the symbol of the Porta Sant'Angelo, one of the five gates of medieval Perugia. The illumination has been attributed to Matteo di Ser Cambio, a Perugian artist active towards the end of the fourteenth century.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting from a matricola. Names of members of the vintner's guild of Florence are inscribed in formal book script. Later additions were added in a cursive hand.
Extent110 x 146 mm
- 14th century
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