Legendarium Sforza-Savoia

Turin, Biblioteca Reale di Torino, Ms. Varia 124


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Legendarium Sforza-Savoia

Turin, Biblioteca Reale di Torino, Ms. Varia 124

ALTERNATIVE TITLES – Leggendario Sforza-Savoia – Codex Varia 124 of the Royal Library of Turin – Sforza-Savoia-Legendarium – Legendarium der Sforza.
FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 262 x 185 mm, 316 pp.
BINDING – Red velvet binding of recent restoration (2013) by the Studio Crisostomi in Rome.
ORIGIN – Italy: probably Milan.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century: 1476.
PATRONAGE – The manuscript was commissioned by the Duke of Milan Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444-1476) and wis wife Bona of Savoy (1449-1503).
CURRENT LOCATION – Turin, Biblioteca Reale.
GENRE – Christianity; Bibles / Gospels.
CONTENT – Collection of legends from the apocryphal gospels and the New Testament.
SCRIPT – Gothic.
DECORATION – 324 large-scale miniatures; 107 decorated initials on gilded background.
ARTIST – Cristoforo De Predis.
STYLE – Renaissance.

Data sheet: Illuminated Facsimiles

Codice della; Légendaire; de la Bibliothèque Royale; Légendier des Sforza; Legendario


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.
PublisherFranco Cosimo Panini Editore (Modena, 2013).
Series – Biblioteca Impossibile.
Limited edition – 750 copies.
Binding – Handmade red velvet binding. Savoia and Sforza coats of arms on the front board.
Commentary (Italian) – Giordano, Luisa; Mulas, Pier Luigi; Saccani, Giovanni.
Slipcase – Issued in a red leather slipcase. Title and logo Panini on the spine.

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