Bible of Borso d'Este

Dublin Core

Identifier

Biblioteca estense universitaria,
V.G.12 = LAT. 422, V.G.13 = LAT.423

Coverage

Modena, Italy

Title

Bible of Borso d'Este

Table Of Contents

Bible in two volumes: vol. 1. Genesis - Ecclesiaticus; vol. 2. Chronicles - Revelation; includes the Hieronymian prologues and Index of Hebrew Names.

Format

Codex in 2 vols. ; 311, 293 leaves; parchment, ill ; 375 x 265 mm

Description

Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 37 lines. Decoration: luxuriously illuminated manuscript with full borders and historiated initials marking major divisions in text. Extensive use of gold leaf, painted illustration and decoration, and filigree penwork.

Creator

Taddeo Crivelli and Franco dei Russi; also Girolamo da Cremona, Marco dell’Avogadro, and Giorgio d’Alemagna.

Publisher

Ferrara, Italy

Language

Latin

Date

ca. 1455-1461

Provenance

Borso d'Este (1413-1471), Duke of Ferrara, patron; Francis V of Austria-d'Este (1819-1875); Giovanni Treccani (1877-1961).

Relation

Type

Text: bound book

Bibliographic Citation

Charles M. Rosenberg. "Bible of Borso d’Este." Oxford Art Online. http://www.oxfordartonline.com ;
Federica Toniolo, La Bibbia di Borso d'Este. Cortesia e magnificenza a Ferrara tra Tardogotico e Rinascimento, in La Bibbia di Borso d'Este, Commentario al codice, v.2, Modena, Franco Cosimo Panini, 1997.

Contributor

Debra Taylor Cashion, PhD, MLIS

Items in the Bible of Borso d'Este Collection

St. Jerome's Prologue to the Bible
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 51 lines. Decoration: 14-line historiated initial with an author portrait of St. Jerome; panel borders on four sides with historiated medallions of marks of ownership.

Genesis 1:22-4:11
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 51 lines. Decoration, recto: 1 four-line initial, 1 two-line initial; historiated borders on four sides with scenes from Genesis and medallions with marks of ownership.