Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Possibly a leaf from one of the choirbooks commissioned of Niccolò di Giacomo by the Carthusian monastery Santo Spirito in Lucca in the late fourteenth century.
Bibliographic record created by BPL staff based on description by Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis.
Provenance: The monks of Santo Spirito sold their manuscript choirbooks in the late nineteenth century, and they were subsequently broken to be sold as individual leaves and cuttings. This leaf probably from the same manuscript as BPL MS pb Med. 144.
Source of acquisition: Purchased from Hoepli (cat. 1953, no. 21, pl. XII) in 1955.
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, pp. 216-217
Script: Written in a Gothic rotunda in black ink with red rubrics.
Layout: Single column, 2.5 staves extant
Decoration: On the recto, a two-staff-high initial [T] of scrolling acanthus in pink, red and blue, gold leaf and a blue background, St. Mark, dressed as a Bishop, being dragged through the streets by two men holding a cord tied to his feet, as another man points at him. Partial border extant of scrolling acanthus in blue, pink, green and tan with red flowers and gold discs.
Binding: Housed in an oversize folder.
Bibliography: Haraszti, Zoltán. Additions to the Rare Book Department," Boston Public Library Quarterly 9 (1957): 63; Francesca Flores d'Arcais, "Per Nicolo di Giacomo da Bologna." Studi di storia dell'arte in memoria di Mario Rotili, (Naples 1984): 273-82; Benati, Daniele & Laura Marchesini ed., I corali di Nicolò di Giacomo della Collegiata di San Giovanni in Persiceto. Argelato (Bologna) (Minerva, c2008); Gerli, L. "Nicolò di Giacomo, miniatore bolognese del Trecento: dalla collaborazione con l'"Illustratore" alla decorazione dei codici liturgici." Il Carrobbio VI: 1980, (151-161).