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Liber de Temporibus: MS 178

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Liber de Temporibus

Maker(s)

Author: Palmieri, Matteo

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i modern paper flyleaf + 82 fols. + i modern paper flyleaf, 287 x 200 mm (205 x 100 mm for text, with dates and numbers in the margin beyond), 30 long lines with additional columns for dates, ruled in pale brown ink, catchwords

BINDING: Nineteenth century, maiolesque binding in brown and black tooled in gilt, arms of Leo X and papal tiara, metal clasps, catchplates and bosses.

CONTENTS: fols. 1r-82v Matteo Palmieri, Liber de temporibus with dedication to Piero de’ Medici (1416-1469) (fol. 1r) and Preface (fols. 1r-2v).

DECORATION: Three gold initials [Q and A, 5 ll.] (fol. 1r) and [A, 5 ll.] (fol. 2v), outlined in black with white vine-scroll on highlighted grounds of red, blue and green in a blue surround, for the dedicatory epistle, preface and start of the text; one two-sided white vine-scroll border using same palette as initials (fol. 1r); headings, dates and summaries in the text added in red ink.

Later additions
Floral border in the lower margin, with scrolling pink, blue and green foliate forms on a burnished gold ground, at the centre a laurel roundel with ribbons housing the arms of Pope Leo X (1513-1521), surmounted by the papal tiara (fol. 1r); panels of white vine-scroll ornament on coloured grounds added to the underside of the upper bar of the border on fol. 1r and as a horizontal tailpiece on fol. 82v; spraywork border added in inner margin between original border and text on fol. 1r.

Notes

History note: Pope Leo X (Giovanni de’ Medici, 1475-1521); Samuel Sandars (1837-1894) (his bookplate inside upper cover); his gift to the Museum in 1891.

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1891) by Sandars, Samuel

Dating

15th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1450 - Circa 1475

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: quippe foret opus sed tempora
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 178
Primary reference Number: 178354
Project ID: 403
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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