Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana.

Title:
Epistolary of Giovanni da Gaibana.
Library:
Biblioteca Capitolare
Language:
Latin
City:
VERCELLI, Italy
Shelf Mark:
Epistolarium a. 1259
Alternate Names:
Epistolario miniato di Giovanni da Gaibana -- Epistolarium del 1259 -- Epistolarium a. 1259.
Origin:
Padua, Italy.
Dimensions:
104 folios -- ca. 280 x 187 mm.
Date Description:
1259
Author:
Giovanni da Gaibana, ca. 1220-27 December 1294.
Content:
Epistles for 34 feasts of the liturgical year -- The account of the martyrdom St. Stephen (from the Acts of the Apostles) is provided with musical notation (ff. 11-16r), as is a hymn presumably for Epiphany and closely related to Analecta Hymnica v. 20, no. 30 (incipit: Resonet, intonet...)(ff. 20-21r), followed by chant incorporating prophecies by Isaiah relating to the Baptism of Christ (ff.20r-31v).
Hand:
Minuscule with Gothic tendencies.
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous framed full-page scenes from the New Testament, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins -- numerous inhabited initials -- gold is used -- decorated initials -- filigree --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection BX 2003 .A5 I7 1968 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size photographic facsimile of the entire codex -- Mainly monochrome, but pages with illuminations are reproduced in color --
Series:
Saggi e studi di storia dell'arte 11 --
Publication Date:
1968
Place of Publication:
Vicenza, Italy.
Publisher:
Neri Pozza, Editore.
Printer:
Tipografia Stocchiero, Vicenza, Italy.
Notes:
Illuminations are listed in the commentary volume, pp. 71-75. In the commentary volume, Claudio Bellinati argues that Gaibana wrote this manuscript, but did not paint the miniatures.
Type of Text:
Epistolary, Lectionary, liturgical, religious