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

MS. Montagu e. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 25398

Contents

Juvenal , Satires
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border, initials. (P&A ii. 348, pl. XXXII)

fol. 2r

  • Type initial S(emper)
  • Subject Gold 6-line initial with white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground.
  • Type full border
  • Subject Gold bars and white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground; birds; medallion with laurel wreath and arms of Castracani degli Antelminelli of Fano.

4- to 7-line gold initials with white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground at the beginning of books (fols. 25r, 40r, 55v and 71v).

2- to 3-line plain blue initials at the begining of satires.

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Rome

Record Sources

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