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Mariegola, in Italian

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Mariegola, in Italian
Scuola grande di San Giovanni Evangelista (Venice, Italy)
[ca. 1418–1422]
Manuscripts, Italian
Manuscripts, Italian (Medieval and modern)--Venice
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
ItalyVeneto (region)Venezia (province)Venice
[1] leaf : ill. ; 327 x 222 (233 x 145) mm.
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes (ownership):
This item has been repatriated to the State Archives of Venice, Italy. It was formerly held by Boston Public Library, Special Collections.
Notes (date):
Date from More Books/BPL Quarterly.
Notes (citation):
For published descriptions, see: More Books/BPL Quarterly, vol. IX (1957), p. 63; Netzer, Nancy. ed., Secular/Sacred 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston College, 2006), nr. 55; Humphrey, Lyle, "The Illumination of Confraternity and Guild Statutes in Venice, ca. 1260-1500: Mariegola Production, Iconography, and Use," Ph.D. dissertation, Institute of Fine Arts, 2007, App. B, p. 484 for this leaf, 485 ff. for the remainder of the manuscript.
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, p. 217
A mariegola, or governing statutes of a Venetian confraternity, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, written ca. 1418-22.
Ms. leaf.
Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Written in Venice, ca. 1418-1422.
Former call number: BPL MS 1572. Current call number: MS pb Med. 147.
In Italian.
Notes (object):
Collation: Parchment, single leaf.
Layout: Single column, 25 lines; bounding and writing lines in blind or light plummet.
Script: Written in a Gothic rotunda in black ink with red rubrics.
Decoration: On the recto, an eight-line miniature of St. John the Evangelist taking dictation from an angel, with a foliate border on three sides. In the top margin, a quatrefoil medallion with the winged lion of St. Mark at the left and the eagle of St. John at the right, God the Father in the center. In the bas-de-page, a small scene showing prospective members being inducted into the confraternity at the altar of the scuola.
Binding: Housed in a manilla folder.
Call #:
MS pb Med. 147
BPL MS 1572