Ilias Ambrosiana

Title:
Ilias Ambrosiana
Library:
Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Language:
Greek
City:
MILANO (MAILAND, Milan), Italy
Shelf Mark:
Cod. F 205 P. inf.
Alternate Names:
Ilias Ambrosiana ; Cod. F. 205 P. inf., Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Mediolanensis -- Ilias picta -- Ambrosian Iliad -- Homerus, Ilias, fragmenta chartacea (Ilias picta) --
Origin:
Constantinople?
Dimensions:
52 leaves, originally 186 x 220 mm (now mostly cut down)
Date Description:
c. 5th century? -- Between 493 and 508?
Content:
Collection of loose parchment leaves; Fifty-eight illustrations of Homer's Iliad cut from the original manuscript; The only remaining texts are the fragments written on the backs of the miniatures.
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Rectangular miniatures in frames, formed by two simple bands of orange and blue; Most of the miniatures are much wider than they are tall. Purple, orange, and blue are the most frequently used colors. The subject matter is from the Illiad.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Ambrosiana PA 4033 .A4 Non-Circulating Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection Oversize ND 2898 .I8 M43 1953 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Photographic plates laid on thick paper -- Color -- True-to-size -- Complete -- Each plate labeled with subject of image
Series:
Fontes ambrosiani 28
Publication Date:
1953
Place of Publication:
Bern, Switzerland
Publisher:
Urs Graf Verlag
Notes:
A fourth facsimile edition of this codex, with color reproductions of the images, and including the introduction to the third (1905) edition by Antonio Maria Ceriani with the addition of an appendix by Aristide Calderini, and the "Pictarum codicis Homerici descriptio historica" by Angelo Mai.
Type of Text:
classical, liberal arts, literature, secular, secular literature