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Antiphonary

Manuscript
1492 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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Brief Description
Manuscript, Antiphonary, with the Sanctorale and the Common of Saints, Italy (Verona), dated 1492.
Dimensions
  • Binding height: 56.5cm
  • Width: 42cm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Produced in Verona, for the Monastery of SS. Nazario e Celso in 1492, according to inscription on f. 1r: 'Iste liber est monachorum congregationis sancte Iustine de Padua. In monasterio sanctorum Nazarii et Celsi de Verona commorantium'. Signatus ibidem in inventario numero 62 et littera A', date in red Roman numerals Mo CCCCo Lxxxxij.

Bought by the South Kensington Museum from booksellers T. & W. Boone, for £20; registered 25 April 1866.
Bibliographic References
  • Ker, N.R. Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries I. Oxford: 1967.pp. 385-386.
  • Castiglioni, G. and Marinelli S. (eds), Miniatura veronese del rinascimento, Museo del Castelvecchio, Verona, 1986.no. 51 (H.-J. Eberhardt; historiated initials attributed to Girolamo dai Libri).
  • Giacomo Baroffio, Iter liturgicum Italicum, Padua: CLEUP, 1999.p. 200, no. 9876.
  • Bollati, M. (ed).Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani secoli IX-XVI. Preface by Miklós Boskovits. Milan, 2004.p. 388 (entry on Francesco dai Libri, referring in error to V&A, E.1168-1921, an initial attributed elsewhere to Girolamo dai Libri).
  • Castiglioni, G., and Peretti, G., Per Girolamo dai Libri (ca.1474-1555), pittore e miniatore del Rinascimento veronese, exhibition catalogue, Verona, Museo del Castelvecchio, 12 July 2008-15 February 2009, Verona: Marsilio, 2008.pp. 33, 125.
  • Watson, R. Western Illuminated Manuscripts.Victoria and Albert Museum. A catalogue of works in the National Art Library from the eleventh to the early twentieth century, with a complete account of the George Reid Collection. London, 2011.Vol. II, no. 120.
Other Numbers
  • KRP.G.1 - NAL Pressmark
  • 38041800591851 - NAL barcode
Collection
Library Number
MSL/1866/4929

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