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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, historiated and other initials. By the school of Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna . On a flyleaf an erased initial of the 11th century. (P&A ii. 136, pl. XIII)

fol. 1r

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


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 by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)