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Satirae: MS McClean 158

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Satirae

Maker(s)

Juvenal (Author)
Persius (Author)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Paper and parchment (the outermost and innermost bifolia of each quire are parchment; watermarks partially visible, probably a knot and a half-griffin, with no match in Briquet), ii modern paper flyleaves + 108 fols. + ii modern paper flyleaves; 170 x 120 mm (115 x 70 mm), 21 long lines, ruled in plummet and brown crayon, vertical catchwords, leaf signatures.

BINDING: nineteenth century, blind-tooled tan leather over pasteboards.

CONTENTS: fols. 1r-92v Juvenal, Satirae, with contemporary glossing
fols. 93r-108v Persius, Satirae

ORNAMENTATION: One white vine-scroll initial [S, 4 ll.] with letter in gold on a square ground of blue, green and pink with three-dot highlighting, accompanied in the lower margin by a laurel roundel and ribbons housing a shield of arms (gules, two swords in saltire argent, in base a mountain sable, on a chief azure, three fleurs de lys or with a label of four points gules), and in the outer margin by a heraldic device, repeated, drawn in red ink, with coronet and initials OG, added in a later hand (fol.1r); gold initial [N, 3 ll.] on square blue ground with scrolling highlighting (fol. 93r); blue painted initials [2 ll.] for each new satire; heavily modelled five- or six-fingered maniculi (fols. 6v, 28v, 45r); proper names and bracketing in outer margins in pale red ink.

Notes

History note: Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), his MS 9180 (fol. ii verso); Frank McClean (1837-1904), purchased in June 1898 (pencil note, fol ii verso, ‘No. 929); his bequest, 1904.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Mid 15th century
Production date: circa AD 1450

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of paper parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Vnciolam proculeius
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 158
Primary reference Number: 176585
Project ID: 471
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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