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Fondation Martin Bodmer
Cod. Bodmer 104
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Lactantius, Works
Parchment · I + 158 ff. · 31.9 x 21.7 cm · Italy (Naples?) · 15th century (around 1465-1475?)
Latin, Ancient Greek
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Manuscript Summary
This manuscript contains works by Lactantius, written in an Italian humanistic script in the second half of the 15th century. The book decoration consists of numerous initials with bianchi girari (white vine scroll), with side borders and with a frontispiece decorated along three sides with bianchi girari and with naturalistic elements: birds, butterflies and a donkey. In the bottom margin, two putti hold a laurel wreath surrounding the coat of arms of the person who commissioned the work, a member of the Aragonese royal family of Naples, probably Ferdinand I, King of Naples (1458-1494). An old signature confirms that the manuscript is from the library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples. (ber)
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Pellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, p. 204-206.
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10.5076/e-codices-cb-0104 (
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