Missal of Borso d'Este

Dublin Core

Identifier

Biblioteca estense universitaria,
Lat. 239 = alfa.W.5.2

Coverage

Modena, Italy

Title

Missal of Borso d'Este

Format

Codex ; 314 leaves; parchment, ill ; 280 x 220 mm

Description

A fifteenth-century Italian illuminated missal, rebound but still preserved.

Creator

Giorgio d'Alemagna (active 1441-1479) and others

Publisher

Ferrara, Italy

Language

Latin

Date

ca. 1449-1457

Provenance

Leonello d'Este (1407-1450), Duke of Modena and Marchese of Ferrara, and Borso d'Este (1413-1471), Duke of Ferrara, patrons.

Type

Text: bound book

Bibliographic Citation

H.J. Hermann, La minatura estense, cura,
apparati e note di Federica Toniolo ; introduzione di
Giordana Mariani Canova ; traduzione di Giovanna
Valenzano (Modena: Panini, 1994).

Alternative Title

Missale secundum consuetudinem Romanae curiae

Contributor

Debra Taylor Cashion, PhD, MLIS

Items in the Missal of Borso d'Este Collection

Beginning of the Temporale: First Sunday in Advent
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 31 lines. Decoration, recto: half-page miniature of David praying in the temple; 1 seven-line initial, 1 two-line initial; historiated borders on four sides with medallions depicting the Annunciation to the…

Beginning of the Canon of the Mass
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 31 lines. Decoration, recto: half-page miniature of the Crucifixion; 1 eight-line historiated initial, inhabited borders on four sides with medallions depicting prophets, symbols of the four Evangelists,…

Feast of All Saints (Nov 1)
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 31 lines. Decoration, recto: 1 seven-line historiated initial, 1 four-line initial, 2 two-line initials; borders on three sides include one bar-extension terminating in foliate and floral forms.

Feasts of Sts. Clementis (Nov 23), Felicitatis (Nov 23), Chrysogonus (Nov 24), Catherine (Nov 25); Beginning of the Common of Saints
Script: Textualis rotunda in two columns of 31 lines. Decoration, recto: 1 four-line inhabited initial, 8 two-line initials; borders on three sides include one bar-extension terminating in foliate and floral forms; verso: one-column miniature, 19…