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Detailed record for Additional 41996, f. 128

Title Altar-card (tabella secretarum) executed for a nunnery.
Origin Italy
Date 16th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Decoration 1 miniature in colours and gold, of a nimbed bishop in the act of vesting a nimbed abbess.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 330
Official foliation Parchment altar-card foliated as '128'.
Form Parchment altar-card affixed to a paper leaf in an album of miscellaneous letters and papers.
Binding BM/BL in house.
Provenance A female convent in Northern Italy: suggested by the subject of the miniature.
Transferred from the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities of the British Museum to the Department of Manuscripts in 1929.
Notes Italian cutting.
The present altar-card is kept with miscellaneous letters and papers as Add. 41996. To see this altar-card in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 49196.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1926-1930 (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1959), 159-63 (p. 163).

Iter Liturgicum Italicum, ed. by Giacomo Baroffio (Padua: CLEUP, 1999), p. 105.


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