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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionHistorisches Museum Thurgau
Manuscript TitleMiniature with Saint Catherine of Alexandria as the Bride of Christ from an antiphonary, probably from the Convent of Dominican nuns St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen
CaptionParchment · 1 f. · 21.5 x 29.3 cm · about 1310-1320
Manuscript SummaryFragment of a leaf from a chorale manuscript. Two rectangular illustrations, arranged one above the other on the left side of the picture, show two stations from the life of Catherine: In the upper picture she denies obedience to the emperor and turns her attention only to Jesus. The picture below depicts the spiritual relationship of courtly love (Minne) between Catherine and Christ. The rest of the parchment leaf as well as the back side contain liturgical text consisting of musical notation and song lyrics. Below a red staff with black notes is the corresponding line of text. The illustrations were created in a book painting workshop in which the gradual from the Convent of Dominican nuns St. Katharinental was also made (Swiss National Museum Inv. LM 26117 / Historical Museum Thurgau Inv. T 41401). The two miniatures can be attributed to the same hand as the group of figures underneath the Initial on fol. 179v in the gradual. Fragile figures with lively gestures, refined drawing of the faces, subdued colors as well as joy in pictorial narration with original picture elements distinguish this illuminator. This leaf was acquired by the Historical Museum Thurgau in 2011 at an auction in Zurich.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-hmtg-T44414 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-hmtg-T44414)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/hmtg-T44414/manifest.json
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How to quoteFrauenfeld, Historisches Museum Thurgau, T 44414: Miniature with Saint Catherine of Alexandria as the Bride of Christ from an antiphonary, probably from the Convent of Dominican nuns St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/hmtg/T44414).
DecorationFigurative, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
Musical NotationSquare Notation
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Auktionshaus Koller Zürich, Katalog der Auktion vom 23. September 2011, Zeichnungen des 15.-20. Jahrhundert, Katalognummer 3301, Buchmalerei aus dem Bodenseegebiet, Text von Prof. Dr. Gaudenz Freuler, Universität Zürich, S. 184.