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Annunciazione, nascità e miracoli di Cristo: MS 24

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Annunciazione, nascità e miracoli di Cristo
Vendetta di Cristo; Story of the True Cross
Legenda de Susanna




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i modern paper flyleaf + i modern parchment flyleaf + 93 fols. (lower part of fol. 93 excised and replaced with modern parchment) + i modern parchment flyleaf + i modern paper flyleaf, 243 x 170 mm (outer margin of fols. 15, 16, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54 excised, now 243 x 130 mm) (145 x 100mm), 20 long lines, ruled in plummet, catchwords

BINDING: nineteenth century, gold-ruled brown leather over wooden boards, gilt edges, by C. Lewis (catalogue label pasted inside upper cover)

fols. 1r-48r Annunciazione, nascità e miracoli di Cristo, inc. Questa si listoria del angelo gabriele cum el anuncia la vergene maria. Uno temporale manda deo padre omnipotente
fols. 48r-72r Vendetta di Cristo, inc. Nel tempo di Tiberio (Italian translation of the Vindicta salvatoris)
fols. 72r-86r Story of the True Cross, inc. Poiche Adam et eva abe fato lo pecato)
fols. 86v-93v Legenda de Susanna, inc. El e in la cita de babilionia un homo molto richo

DECORATION: Two miniatures [7 ll., half-column width], framed in pink, with borders of scrolling acanthus in dark red, blue and green with white highlighting and gold discs: fol. 1r Annunciation; fol. 86v Susannah and the Elders.

Two historiated initials in pink on gold grounds, with similar borders: fol. 48r (zoomorphic initial) [N, 8 ll.], Betrayal of Christ; fol. 72r [P, 12 ll.], Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise.

ORNAMENTATION: Forty-three ornamental initials [2-3 ll.], pink on gold ground, occasionally blue on gold or gold on blue ground, all with partial borders of acanthus in red, blue, pink and green with gold discs, for all minor text divisions.


History note: In Italy in the early nineteenth century (note of contents in Italian, fol. ii verso); library of the Duke of Sussex (Pettigrew 1827-1839, I.i, ccxxxviii, nos. 7 and 8; armorial bookplate inside upper cover); Edward Hailstone (1818–1890), armorial bookplate inside upper cover); purchased for the Museum at his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 23 April-1 May 1891, lot 645.

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Method of acquisition: Bought (1891) by Hailstone, Edward


14th Century, Late
Circa 1390 CE - Circa 1399 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: [edi]sse. Spirito sancto si uegnira
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 24
Primary reference Number: 182164
Project ID: 288
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 June 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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