Commentary

Record ID: 
112348
Accession number: 
MS M.429
Title: 
Commentary
Created: 
Spain, perhaps Toledo, 1220.
Binding: 
Spanish 17th-century red velvet over heavy boards; silver bosses and corner pieces; in the center a single-headed silver eagle.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
184 leaves (2 columns, 46 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 520 x 370 mm
Provenance: 
Executed in Spain in 1220 for an unknown patroness; studied by the church historian Enrique Flórez (1702-1773) at the Monasterio de Las Huelgas de Burgos, Spain, in 1770; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Lionel Harris in London in 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Spain, perhaps in Toledo, and dated on fol. 184 the year 1258 of the Spanish Era (i.e., 1220).
Texts: Saint Beatus, Presbyter of Liebana, Commentary on the Apocalypse (fol. 1-149 verso); Saint Jerome, Commentariorum on the Book of Daniel (fol. 150-182v).
The manuscript was copied from the Tábara Beatus, which was written in 970 by the scribe Emeterius (Madrid, Archivo Histórico Nacional, Cod. 1097 B)--Cf. PML files.
Decoration: 46 full-page and 71 smaller miniatures.
Artist: attributed to the main artist responsible for the decoration of the Liber feudorum maius (Barcelona, Archivo de la Corona de Aragón, MS Can. Reg. 1)--Cf. Załuska.
Manuscript contains sewn repair.

Variant Title: 

Huelgas Apocalypse
Las Huelgas Apocalypse

Script: 
late Caroline minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: