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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 74

Summary Catalogue no.: 18655

Contents

Statius , Thebais
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 134)

fol. 1r

  • Title Book I
  • Type initial F
  • Subject Two armoured warriors fighting with swords.
  • Type border
  • Subject Grotesques.

fol. 11r

  • Title Book II
  • Type initial I
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man in a cloak and hat.

fol. 17r

  • Title Book III
  • Type initial A
  • Subject Half-figure of a man in a cloak and headdress.

fol. 22v

  • Title Book IV
  • Type initial T
  • Subject Half-figure of a man, holding an open book.

fol. 30r

  • Title Book V
  • Type initial P
  • Subject Half-figure of a man in a cloak and headdress.

fol. 36r

  • Title Book VI
  • Type initial N
  • Subject Half-figure of a man in a cloak and headdress.

fol. 45r

  • Title Book VII
  • Type initial U
  • Subject Half-figure of a woman.

fol. 56r

  • Title Book VIII
  • Type initial U
  • Subject Half-figure of a woman.

fol. 66v

  • Title Book IX
  • Type initial A
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man in a cloak and hat.

fol. 78v

  • Title Book X
  • Type initial O
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man, holding a book.

fol. 90v

  • Title Book XI
  • Type initial P
  • Subject Head-and-shoulders portrait of a man in a cloak and hat.

fol. 100v

  • Title Book XII
  • Type initial N
  • Subject Half-figure of a young man.

History

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)