A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 7

Summary Catalogue no.: 18588


Ovid, Metamorphoses (with glosses)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated border.

Good historiated initials.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial I
  • Subject Transfiguration: Christ in white robe and red cloak stands, holding a standard; four apostles sleep in the foreground.

Good initials. By the school of Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna . On a flyleaf an erased initial of the 11th century. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 136, pl. XIII)


Origin: 14th century, end ; Italian, Bologna

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.