Genealogy of Christ

Title:
Genealogy of Christ
Library:
Biblioteca Casanatense
Language:
Latin
City:
ROMA [ROME], Italy
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 4254
Alternate Names:
Genealogia de Cristo -- Genealogia Christi --
Origin:
Italy, probably Tuscany
Dimensions:
scroll -- over 3000 x 195 mm.
Date Description:
1320-1340
Author:
Peter of Poitiers, ca. 1130-1205 --
Content:
Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi [ summary of the Old Testament in the form of commentary on a tree-shaped diagram with medallions for the genealogy of Christ ] --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Adam and Eve in Paradise (damaged) -- elaborate tree-shaped diagram with medallions -- portrait of important persons in central medallions (Noah, Abraham, etc. ) -- various mnemonic diagrams, including Noah’s ark -- Nativity -- Christ among the teachers in the Temple -- crucifixion with Mary and a Franciscan; Adam’s skull is buried under the cross -- use of grisaille technique --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize BT 314 .P47 2000 Non-Circulating [scroll + book]
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
complete full-size colored reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
2000
Place of Publication:
Barcelona, Spain
Publisher:
M. Moleiro Editor
Notes:
Transcription by Miguel C. Vivancos (pp. 133-148), followed by a diagram transcribing the names in the medallions -- English and Spanish translation of the Latin text (pp. 91-132) -- Studies (on Peter of Poitiers, on the text and on the images) by Miguel C. Vivancos, Carlos Miranda García, Ana Domínguez Rodríguez -- The text of the commentary volume is in Spanish and English, in parallel columns --
Type of Text:
didactic, exegetical, genealogy, religious