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

MS. D'Orville 21

Summary Catalogue no.: 16899


Seneca , Tragedies
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated borders and initials. Written by Johannes, son of Guido de Malzinzelis, fol. 200r. (P&A ii. 687, pl. LXVII)

fol. 1r

  • Title Herules furens
  • Type initial S
  • Subject Hercules in lion skin.
  • Title Herules furens
  • Type border, upper and left margins
  • Subject Nimbed lion with book.

fol. 22v

  • Title Thyestes
  • Type initial Q
  • Subject Half-figure of Thyestes.

fol. 41r

  • Title Phoenissae
  • Type initial I
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man.

fol. 51v

  • Title Phaedra
  • Type initial I
  • Subject Mask.

fol. 99v

  • Title Troades
  • Type initial Q
  • Subject Half-figure of a young woman.

fol. 118v

  • Title Medea
  • Type initial D
  • Subject Half-figure of a tonsured cleric in prayer.

fol. 135v

  • Title Agamemnon
  • Type initial O
  • Subject Half-figure of a young woman.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, Milan

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides)