Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 483 (V.7.10)
Images: [ MS Hunter 483 fol. 1r ] [ MS Hunter 483 fol. front cover ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Bernardo Pvlci di Firenze, Lodi Della Vergine Maria.
Bernardo Pvlci di Firenze, Della Passione del Domino.
Antonio Mattei De Cardinis, Salve Regina. Latine.
Antonio Mattei De Cardinis, Ave Maria. Latine.
The stamped leather covers are similar in style to those of S.2.15 (q.v.). In this case each board has four panels (each surmounted with this verse in Gothic characters: Adiutorium . nostrum . x . in . nomine . x. domini . qui . fecit . celum . x . et . terram . x), between the upper and lower pairs of which runs a series of three square stamps (a chimæra, a nimbed, sword-pierced B.V.M., winged [see Rev. xii. 14] with hands folded in prayer, mounted on a kneeling ass(?), and a griffon), under which are four smaller square stamps enclosing, alternately a fleur-de-lis and a four-petalled flower. The interior of each of the eight panels is divided lengthwise, and contains in a spiral ornament grotesque figures of cock, hare, fawn, peacock, hound, hart or of eagle, mermaid, with comb and mirror, falcon (?), raven, crowned mermaid with scimitar and shield, and magpie (?).
On 1, 1 verso in a late XV. Cent. hand (under a number 13 written in a much later hand): Questo libro e di Giovan batiste e tommaso portinarj.
In the centre of the page is a shield (in pen and ink) charged with two bendlets or cotises dexter and having within a circle in the sinister canton three fleurs-de-lis, the motto underneath being: A MON POVOIR.
On 1, 1 recto bottom border, is a shield (or) charged with a round-topped oak door supported by two lions (?) (sable) with eyes, tongues and claws (gules). This probably represents the armes parlantes of the Portinario family.
On 3, 4 verso in pen and ink, is a shield bearing on a saltire what look like five water-budgets; underneath in a XVI. Cent. hand: porto de perle vn saltier | saphier charge auec cinque | gorges del topace . | per le nome de | Sachuerell.
This MS. has no Hunterian Museum Library book-plate.
[Formerly S.8.10; S.8.126]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7¼ x 4 3/4, ff. 24, well written in a Florentine hand, in single cols. of 21 lines, each 5 x 2 5/8, margined and ruled with bodkin, no catchwords or signatures, foliation, modern, in pencil, two pages (1, 1 recto; 1, 10 verso) floreated, three blue initials, first two ornamented and gestured with red, rubrics, no marginalia, well preserved, fol. sec. Hauendo. Cent. XV.
Binding: Original, bevelled oak boards, covered stamped leather (see Description), recently re-backed, fastened with original brass catch, gilt edges. Cent. XV.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 401.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Italian
Material Type: Poem
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 119; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 401-402.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Antonio Mattei de Cardinis
author: Bernardo Pulci
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
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