Life and Deeds of Saint Anthony the Abbot

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Med. Pal. 143

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Life and Deeds of Saint Anthony the Abbot

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Med. Pal. 143

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ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Vita e Opere di Sant’Antonio Abate – Life and Deeds of Saint Anthony the Abbot – Vie et Actes de Saint Antoine l’Abbé – Leben und Taten von Antonius der Große – Leben und Werk von Antonius der Große.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 362 x 275 mm, 204 pp.
ORIGIN – France.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century: 1431-1437.
PATRONAGE – The codex was commissioned by Jean de Montchenu, monk in the monastery of St. Antoine-en-Viennois (Isére), for the newly elected Pope Eugene IV (Gabriele Condulmer).
SUBSEQUENT OWNERS – Eugene IV gifted the manuscript to the Medici family.
CURRENT LOCATION – Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.
GENRE – Christianity; Hagiographies.
CONTENT – Life and miracles of Saint Anthony the Abbot, founder of Christian monasticism.
LANGUAGE – Latin.
SCRIPT – Gothic.
SCRIBE – Jean Macellard.
DECORATION – 200 monochrome or faintly colored miniatures.
ARTIST – Robert Favier.
STYLE – Gothic.

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Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document. The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
PublisherArtCodex (Castelvetro di Modena, 2013).
Limited edition – 999 copies.
Writing material – Special aged like-parchment paper.
Binding – Red leather binding, with decorations in gold. Hand-bound.
Commentary (Italian) – Cappelletti, Claudia; Giorda, Maria C.; Rao, I. Giovanna; Labriola, Ada.

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