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inhabited initials

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Initial letters that contain figures of human, animal, or hybrid creatures.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Composite manuscript including two texts, 15th century

Identifier: MS 23
Contents The manuscript is a 15th-century composite containing works relating to virgin saints. It is German or Dutch. The works contained within it are detailed separately below.ff.1r-40v: Revelatio Nova Itineris et Passionis Undecim Milium Virginum Martyrum (The Passion of the Eleven Thousand Virgins). This text is related to Saint Ursula.ff.40v-72v: Vita et Legenda Beate Katherine Virginis (The Life and...
Dates: 15th century

Decas Loyca by Leonino of Padua, late 14th century

Identifier: MS 133
Contents MS 133 is intriguing, as it seems to be the unique surviving manuscript of Leonini of Padua's Decas Loyca, although it is still only a part of the full text. Augustinian friar Leonino of Padua is first mentioned in 1332, holding a post at an annual meeting of the Augustinian Order in Venice. By 1360 he had become a Doctor of Theology as was teaching in Padua. His Decas Loyca was written probably in the late 1350s, in which he...
Dates: late 14th century
ff. 268v-269r
ff. 268v-269r

Digestum Novum by Justinian the Great [incomplete], 11th-12th century, Marginalia indicates that the manuscript may have been created around 1130.

Identifier: MS 154
Contents This manuscript was created in the 11th or 12th century, possibly in England or Italy. It contains the Digestum Novum by Justinian I, traditionally called Justinian the Great. Justinian was the Eastern Roman emperor from 527 to 565. This text is a compendium or digest of juristic writings on Roman law compiled by him, and makes up one part of his Corpus Juris Civilis. It is also known as the ...
Dates: 11th-12th century; Marginalia indicates that the manuscript may have been created around 1130.
f. 111v
f. 111v

Practica cum antidotario, by Johannes Serapion, 13th-14th century

Identifier: MS 170
Contents MS 170 is the Practica sive breviarium, a Latin translation from the 12th century by Gerard of Cremona. Gerard translated one of the two medical texts by 9th-century Christian physician, Johannes Serapion (also known as Yahya ibn Sarafyun, and Serapion the Elder). Little is known about Serapion, other than that he lived during the second half of the 9th century, and wrote medical treatises in Syriac. Through Gerard's Latin translation, which made the text...
Dates: 13th-14th century

Psalter (Flemish), early 13th century

Identifier: MS 62
Contents This manuscript contains a Flemish psalter in Latin, written in the 13th century in Flanders. The Kalendar at the beginning is missing January and December, and is in general much mutilated. There are many illuminations, especially in the first sections, including 3 folios with illuminations after the Kalendar. An Invitatory, Venite exultemus, was later inserted by another hand on f. 9r. The Service of the Dead ends abruptly on f. 157v before some folios that...
Dates: early 13th century

Satires by Juvenal, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 199
Contents Juvenal was an early second-century AD Roman poet. Although little else is known about his life, he is credited with having written sixteen satires. When first published, the satires were divided into five books, and in them Juvenal criticised the beliefs and morals of his contemporaries. Juvenal addresses many of the concerns in second-century Rome in his poems, including the tensions between non-Roman social climbers and Roman citizens, the preservation of existing social class, and the...
Dates: late 15th century