|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 41
Manuscript TitleBoethius, De consolatione Philosophiae
CaptionParchment · I + 48 + I ff. · 24 x 17.8 cm · Northern Italy (Bologna?) · 2nd half of the 14th century
Manuscript SummaryBoethius' De consolatione Philosophiae knew continuous success during the Middle Ages. This 14th century manuscript offers a complete copy of the Latin text with some interlinear glosses. The book decoration consists of a historiated initial with a half-length frontal portrait of the author as he points to his book (f. 1). From this initial sprouts a short leaf scroll. In addition there are very beautiful decorated initials placed at the beginning of the various books of the Consolatione (f. 8, 17, 30 and 41). Their style indicates that the manuscript was made in northern Italy, perhaps Bologna.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 83-84.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0041 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0041)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0041/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 41: Boethius, De consolatione Philosophiae (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0041).
DecorationFigurative, Fully Painted, Initial, Ornamental
Binding17th century, 18th century
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