|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationUSA
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionThe Cleveland Museum of Art
ShelfmarkPurchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.74
Manuscript TitleGregory the Great, Morals in Job (Author portrait)
CaptionParchment · 1 f. · ca. 27 x 20 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Manuscript SummaryThe upper half of the illustrated side contains a naked Job and his three friends, the lower half shows the author, Gregory the Great, inspired by the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, and a Benedictine monk, portrayed in the usual manner of Petrus Diaconus, the latter probably drawn by a different artist. On the back is a Leonine couplet, which attributes the leaf unambiguously to Engelberg. The leaf is, according to P. Karl Stadler’s 1787 description, the original opening of the first volume of the Moralia Iob by Gregory the Great (Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 20, here immediately before f. 1). In the mid-19th century it was owned by Jacob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck (1811-1903) and was faithfully reproduced in his book Trachten des Mittelalters (1840-54, Vol. 1, Plate 57, p. 76f). In November 1953 the leaf was purchased from the J.H. Wade Fund for the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Standard descriptionStadler Karl, Catalogus manuscriptorum codicum usque ad annum 1600 bibliothecae Angelo-Montanae ordine classico conscriptus et collectus anno 1787, Stiftsbibliothek Engelberg, cod. 271, p. 47f.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-cma-1955-74 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cma-1955-74)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/cma-1955-74/manifest.json
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How to quoteCleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.74: Gregory the Great, Morals in Job (Author portrait) (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/cma/1955-74).
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Fully Painted
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