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Dictorum factorum memorabilium ad tiberium cesarem

Dictorum factorum memorabilium ad tiberium cesarem

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Creator: Valerius Maximus
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Date: [ca. 1420]
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Script: Written by a single scribe in a precise round gothic bookhand.
Illuminated by Cristoforo Cortese, ca. 1420. Fine historiated initial (12-line) on f. 1r, the author seated at a lectern, pink, purple, green, red, and blue foliage on a gold ground, edged in black, with delicate white highlights; an exuberant vine and foliage border in three margins; the upper margin with a bar, gold and blue, with white highlights. Eight illuminated initials (9- or 8-line) on ff. 14v, 29v, 45r, 61r, 79r, 98v, 115r, 132r in the same style, borders in outer margin. Fine penwork initials throughout, blue with red penwork or vice versa (7- to 4-line). Several lines following initials written in ornate majuscules widely spaced on every other line, filled in with sepia penwork (some left unfinished, especially near end of manuscript). 2-line initials, blue with red or red with blue penwork, less ornate than above. Rubrics missing for major text divisions; paragraph marks in red or blue.
Borders cut out on ff. 1r, 45r, and 79r, replaced with parchment, with initials and borders partially restored.
Binding: 18th-19th centuries. Mottled calf case, gold-tooled.
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Manuscript on parchment of Valerius Maximus, Dictorum factorum memorabilium ad tiberium cesarem.
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ff. i + 149 + i : parchment ; 283 x 223 (170 x 112) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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Object ID: 10269804
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