Book of Hours of Lorenzo de’ Medici

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Ashburnham 1874

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Book of Hours of Lorenzo de’ Medici

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Ashburnham 1874

ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Libro d’Ore di Lorenzo de’ Medici – Libro de Horas de Lorenzo de Médici – Stundenbuch des Lorenzo de’ Medici.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 153 x 101 mm, 472 pp.
ORIGIN – Italy: Florence.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century: before 1488.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The manuscript is part of the series of books of hours that Lorenzo the Magnificent commissioned as a wedding gift for his daughters: the Ms. Ashburnham 1874 was made for Luisa de’ Medici (1476-1488).
GENRE – ChristianityPrivate devotional books.
CONTENTS – Calendar and prayers.
LANGUAGE – Latin.
SCRIPT – Littera antiqua.
DECORATION – 9 full-page miniatures with decorated margins, decorated initials.
ARTIST – Francesco Rosselli.
STYLE – Renaissance.

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Livre d’Heures de Laurent Magnifique; el Magnífico; der Prächtige

FACSIMILE EDITION

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 corresponds to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.
Publisher: Franco Cosimo Panini Editore (Modena, 2005).
Limited edition: 980 copies.
Commentary: Arduini Franca, Acidini Luchinat Cristina, Regnicoli Laura, Di Domenico Adriana, Bemporad Dora Liscia.

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