Book of Hours of Margaret of Austria

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
Libro d’Ore di Margherita d’Austria e Alessandro de’ Medici; Book of Hours of Margaret of Austria and Alessandro de’ Medici; Livre d’Heures de Marguerite d’Autriche et Alexandre de Médicis; Stundenbuch der Margarete von Österreich und Alessandro de’ Medici.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Rome, Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Ms. 55.K.16 (Cors. 1232).
FACSIMILE EDITION
Libro d’Ore di Margherita d’Austria e Alessandro de’ Medici: Treccani (Rome, 2007). 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. Limited edition: 750 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase.
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Book of Hours of Margaret of Austria

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
Libro d’Ore di Margherita d’Austria e Alessandro de’ Medici; Book of Hours of Margaret of Austria and Alessandro de’ Medici; Livre d’Heures de Marguerite d’Autriche et Alexandre de Médicis; Stundenbuch der Margarete von Österreich und Alessandro de’ Medici.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Rome, Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Ms. 55.K.16 (Cors. 1232).
FACSIMILE EDITION
Libro d’Ore di Margherita d’Austria e Alessandro de’ Medici: Treccani (Rome, 2007). 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. Limited edition: 750 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase.
Copyright photos: Illuminated Facsimiles

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FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 195 x 110 mm, 300 pp.
ORIGIN – Italy: Florence.
CHRONOLOGY – 16th century: 1536.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The manuscript was commissioned by Alessandro de’ Medici (1510-1537) as a wedding gift for his wife Margaret of Austria (1522-1586).
GENRE – Christianity; Private devotional books.
CONTENTS – Calendar and prayers.
LANGUAGE – Latin.
SCRIPT – Humanist minuscule.
DECORATION – 7 full-page miniatures, illuminated and decorated initials.
ARTIST – Francesco Boccardi.
STYLE – Renaissance.


d’Austria, d’Austria


d’Autriche, d’Autriche


d’Heures, d’Heures


d’ore, d’ore


de’, de’


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