Libro de los Testamentos de los Reyes de León

Title:
Libro de los Testamentos de los Reyes de León
Library:
Archivo de la Catedral
Language:
Latin
City:
SEO DE URGELL (LERIDA), Spain.
Shelf Mark:
Cod. 25
Alternate Names:
Libro de las Estampas
Origin:
León, Spain
Dimensions:
44 folios -- ca. 253 x166 mm.
Date Description:
ca. 1200
Content:
A collection of twenty-five documents describing the gifts of seven kings and one countess for the Church of Santa María, its bishopric, and its members, in the form of goods, privileges or exemptions.
Hand:
Late Carolingian minuscule with some Gothic characteristics
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Seven full-page framed miniatures: six portraits of enthroned kings (ff. 12v, 17v, 21 bis v, 29v, 35v, 39v) and one of a countess threatened by a swordsman (41v); each of the kings holds a scepter that extends beyond the frame; all rulers hold a scroll with a seal hanging from it -- A large (8-10 line) chi-ro monogram begins each “testament”; they are all basically the same shape, but the details and the colors of each design vary. -- Some of the initials in the rubrication are modestly flourished.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Reference (Rm. 715) ND 3201 .L4 T47 1997 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Color -- Photographic -- Full-size
Publication Date:
1997
Place of Publication:
León, Spain
Publisher:
Universidad de León, Secretariado de Publicaciones : Cabildo de la Santa Iglesia Catedral
Notes:
Extensive codicological and art-historical introduction (v. 2). Other names: Eduardo Prieto, Fernando Galván Freile
Type of Text:
cartulary, charters, documents, donations, historical