Legendarium

Title:
Legendarium
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Latin
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Vat. lat. 8541
Alternate Names:
Heiligenleben -- “Ungarisches Legendarium” -- Legendarium der ungarischen Anjou -- Vitae Sanctorum -- Legendar der Anjou --
Origin:
Hungary
Dimensions:
106 folios (note: two fol. 56) -- ca. 280 x 215 mm. (the folios have been heavily trimmed)
Date Description:
Circa 1330
Author:
miniatures attributed to the School of Bologna --
Content:
Scenes of the life of various saints, based on the Legenda aurea, but with minimal captions -- notes: includes saints from the mendicant orders -- this is not the complete original manuscript: 27 additional leaves are in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, 5 in the Ermitage in St Petersburg, and 1 in the Bancroft Library, Berkeley (see p. 13 and also pp. 19-21 for list of saints) -- There were probably 168 folios in the original manuscript (see p. 16) --
Hand:
rubrication in gothic script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
each folio contain a full-page framed sequence of four scenes from the saint’s life (the reverse is left blank) -- gold is used extensively for the background --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge ND 3385 .M3 M34 1990 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size complete color reproduction of the entire Vatican manuscript -- other pages of the original manuscript of 168 folios can be found in the Ermitage in St. Petersburg (5), in the Bancroft Library in Berkeley (1), and in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York (27).
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis Selecti, 78
Publication Date:
1990
Place of Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland.
Publisher:
Belser Verlag
Printer:
Frank W. Wesel, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Notes:
Reproduction: Belser Studio, Vatican City Other names: Giovanni Morello (codicology, transcription, German translation), Heide Stamm (miniatures), Gerd Betz (transcription and German translation) -- the saints represented in the Vatican manuscript are listed on pp. 19-20 of the Commentary volume, where the scenes are also analyzed --
Type of Text:
hagiographical, religious