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

MS. Lat. class. b. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 33193

Contents

Justinian , Infortiatum (mutilated)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 108, pl. X)

3- to 4-line initials, many on gold background (often rubbed off), decorated with floral designs and gold disks.

Drawings in ink of human profiles and pointing hands in the margins.

fol. 19v

  • Type initial C:Grotesque.
  • Subject
  • Type initial I
  • Subject Bird.

fol. 64r

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Bust of a man (ink).

fol. 207v

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Praetor in black cap, seated, holding a book; four male figures in long tunics dispute with each other; architectural setting.
  • Type border, central margin
  • Subject Grotesque.
  • Type initial O
  • Subject Bust of a young woman on gold background.

History

Origin: 14th century, beginning ; Italian, Bologna

Record Sources

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