|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 114
Manuscript TitleMartialis, Epigrammata
CaptionParchment · 229 ff. · 21.9 x 14.5 cm · Northern Italy (Padua - Venice?) · middle of the 15th century
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript, written in a humanistic script, contains the Epigrammata by Martial (ca. 40- ca. 102) in twelve books, followed by the usual two concluding texts, Xenia and Apophoreta. The first leaf of the manuscript is missing. Several epigrams were added, probably at the same time period, but by a hand different from that of the principal scribe (41v, 105v, 132r, 133v, 136v). In the absence of a title page, the decoration is limited to a series of initials, created by two different artists; one with bianchi girari, the other with interlace on a background of gold, sometimes referred to as “a cappio annodato.“ Each epigram begins with a simple initial in blue. Produced in Northern Italy in the middle of the 15th century, the manuscript was verifiably in France since the 18th century, in the hands of the Jarente de Sénas family; later it was owned by Ambroise Firmin-Didot. During the 19th century, ownership changed several times before the manuscript became part of the collection of Martin Bodmer.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 231-233.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0114 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0114)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0114/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 114: Martialis, Epigrammata (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0114).
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental
Binding17th century, 18th century
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