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Vita S[anctae] Katharinae de Alexandria [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent.
Publication:
[Germany], 1458.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
13 leaves : parchment ; 314 x 215 (234 x 136) mm. bound to 315 x 219 mm.
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Subjects:
Catherine, of Alexandria, Saint.
Christian women saints -- Biography -- Early works 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Finding tabs.
Hagiographies.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
A biography of St. Catherine of Alexandria, who was famous for her great learning, and supposedly lived during the reign of the emperor Maxentius. A finding tab and the remains of another finding tab in red leather, f. 1r.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by Zacour-Hirsch.
Collation: Paper, 13; 1¹⁴(-1); modern pencil foliation, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in two columns, outlined in ink.
Script: Written in a secretary hand by Ysidorus (f. 1r); text on vellum binding in a Gothic book hand.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet Tête de bœuf 14858 (1486).
Decoration: 4-line decorative initial (f. 1r), 2-line decorative initial (f. 3r), both in red; elaborately decorated initials in black, green, and red on upper and lower cover.
Binding: Vellum from a 14th-century missal, beginning with Ecclesiastes 24:28, with text and music.
Origin: Written in Germany (Zacour-Hirsch) in 1458 (f. 13r).
Penn Provenance:
Accessioned, 1968.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800, Supplement A (1). The Library Chronicle 35 (1969), p. 16 (Ms. Latin 238).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1172
Contributor:
Ysidorus, scribe.
OCLC:
227796358