Bible of Pietro Cavallini

Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini; La Grande Bibbia di Pietro Cavallini; Bible of Pietro Cavallini; Bible de Pietro Cavallini; Bibel des Pietro Cavallini; Bíblia de Pietro Cavallini.
Italy, Catania, Biblioteche Riunite Civica e A. Ursino Recupero, Ms. A.72.
Bible of Pietro CavalliniFull-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. Publisher: Treccani (Rome, 2018). Limited edition: 699 copies. Commentary: Italian (by Tomei Alessandro, Bianco Enzo, Ossola Carlo, Carbonaro Rita A., Millesoli Gianluca, Bray Massimo). Slipcase.

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FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 390 x 260 mm, 880 pp.
ORIGIN – Italy: Naples.
CHRONOLOGY – Between the first and second decade of the 14th century.
PATRONAGE – Cardinal Landolfo Brancaccio.
FORMER OWNERS – Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena.
GENRE – Christianity; Bibles / Gospels.
CONTENTS – Old and New Testament. Epistles and Prologues of Saint Jerome.
SCRIPT – Gothic. Text in two columns of 56 lines.
DECORATION – More than 100 historiated or inhabited initials; 167 decorated initials; over 270 calligraphic initials; decorative borders.
ARTIST – Pietro Cavallini (Pietro de’ Cerroni).
STYLE – Gothic.

de’, de’

l’Arena, l’Arena

l’Arène, l’Arène

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