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Ms. Codex 1493 Medici inventories
Call numberMs. Codex 1493
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4486578
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Inventories of the assets of Vincenzo de' Medici written in 1641, probably written by his mother. Vincenzo left Florence to move to Naples and asked his mother to make an inventory of his assets before having them sent to his new residence. The items that appear in the inventory include a large number of clothes and accessories (including lace collars, linens, towels and handkerchiefs, all custom-made and decorated) described in great detail; household accessories (including other kinds of less precious linens, cleaning tools and stove and kitchen accessories); jewelry (including pearl necklaces, a rosary with large prayer beads, chains of various materials, a ruby ring, other less valuable pieces of jewelry such as rings, crystals, coral accessories and children's jewelry); and silverware (including cups, assorted sets of cutlery, a small silver filigree box, buckets and various pieces of cookware). The last four leaves, written in a different hand and on a different kind of paper, contain a very similar inventory of the aforementioned objects that were, however, sold by Vincenzo once he reached Naples. 11 leaves between f. 5 and f. 6 have been cut from the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a circle and a human figure with large feet.
Extent17 leaves : 208 x 138 mm. bound to 218 x 156 mm
FoliationPaper, i (modern paper) + 17 + ii (modern paper); [1-17]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Clothing and dress--Italy--Florence--17th century
- House furnishings--Italy
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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