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Illuminated manuscripts

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 98 Collections and/or Records:

MS 8: Biblia sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], c 1260

Identifier: MS 8
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate. The order of books of the Old Testament is unusual: chapter 15 of Leviticus is found at the end of the book of Esther with an explanatory rubric; Lamentations and Baruch precede Jeremiah instead of coming after it; the Letter of Jeremiah,...

MS 83: Composite manuscript including three texts by Albertanus of Brescia, 15th century

Identifier: MS 83
Contents Contains three texts by Albertanus of Brescia, all three in the same hand.ff. 1r-67v: 'De amore et dilectione Dei et proximi et aliarum rerum et de forma vitae' by Albertanus of Brescia.ff. 67v-77r: 'De doctrina dicendi et tacendi' by Albertanus of Brescia.ff. 77r-112r: 'Liber consolationis et consilii' by Albertanus of Brescia.The text are described separately, under MS 83/ff. 1r-67v; MS 83/ff. 67v-77r; and MS 83/ff. 77r-112r. ...

MS 84: Composite manuscript including two texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 84
Contents Contains two texts, written in different hands.ff. 1r-166r: 'De Perseverantia' by Maffeo Vegio [De Perseverantia Religionis]ff. 167r-190v: 'Ad Stagirium a Daemonio Vexatum' by John ChrysostomThe texts are described separately, under MS 84/ff. 1r-166r and MS 84/ff. 167r-190v. Writing The Vegius is written in a clear sloping italic hand which grows smaller at the end. The final treatises are in Gothic...

MS 86: Revelationes Caelestes by Bridget of Sweden, 15th century

Identifier: MS 86
Contents This manuscript contains the Revelationes Caelestes (Celestial Revelations) by Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), a mystic, saint of the Catholic Church, and one of the six patron saints of Europe. Since she was a child, Bridget had divine visions and apparitions, including important Christian themes such as the nativity of Jesus and the passion of the Christ. In the Revelationes, she provides us with...

MS 97: Oratio in Die Cinerum by Giovanni Antonio Campani, 15th century

Identifier: MS 97
Contents This manuscript contains the Oratio in Die Cinerum, an oration for Ash Wednesday written by Giovanni Antonio Campani (1429-1477), a Neapolitan writer famous for his Latin poetry and orations. He held different offices in the Vatican and was close to Pope Pius II. A colophon on f. 19r indicates that this oration was read at the Palace of the Pope in Rome on the 3rd of March of 1462. A sale entry suggest that this very copy was presented to Pius II.A title on...

Single page of a musical manuscript with illustrations, 1600

Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0063/1
Scope and Contents Single page from a musical manuscript - possibly an antiphonary. There is an illustration on the top left representing Saint Peter holding a key. The margins are decorated with cherubs and floral motives. The words under the music read as follows: Nunc scio vere quia misit dominus angelum suum, et eripuit me de manu herodis et...A note on the back of the page indicates a Spanish origin: Este libro mando acer la Madre [soror] Dona...

The Scottish Psalter, 1566, Wode's MS, illustrated Vol. I. Tenor; II.Treble; III. Bass, 1566

Identifier: La.III.483
Scope and Contents Illustrated Scottish metrical psalter in three volumes dated 1566, on paper, that belonged to Thomas Wode, vicar of St Andrews. These are the first three partbooks of the first set of the work known as 'The Wode Psalter', and contains the cantus, tenor and bassus. For a more detailed description, see the following website:

Western Medieval Manuscripts

Identifier: MS
Scope and Contents This collection contains 275 medieval manuscript books and c. 45 fragments which have been donated to, and purchased by the University in the course of its history. These are all books and fragments written by hand, from the early 11th to the 16th centuries. Many are finely illuminated and decorated. The collection is mainly composed of bibles and liturgical texts, books of hours, treatises of theology and philosophy, legal and medical works, examples of pre-Reformation Scottish music,...