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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 123

Summary Catalogue no.: 18704


Giovanni Pontano and others, Poems
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Vergil, Priapeia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border.

  • Type border, upper, left and lower margins
  • Subject Interlace; laurel wreath with an erased coat of arms, perhaps azure a bend or (same arms overpainted in MS. Burney 157).

Fine initials.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial I(munus)
  • Subject 6-line gold initial on purple background, decorated with coiled stem with flowers.

Drawing of 16th century (?) on fly-leaf. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 577, pl. LV)

fol. ii recto

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Half-figure of a young man (?), 16th century (?).


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Veneto

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.