Apocalypse with marginal gloss
Italy, possibly Veneto, late 12th century.
14th century deerskin over boards.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1917.
48 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 160 mm
Nineteenth-century shelfmark (AL 7) on flyleaf and fol. 1; sold by Thorpe (catalogue 1836, suppl. no. 2) to Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps Collection, no. 9430); Giuseppe Martini (catalogue 13, 1917, no. 3); purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Martini in 1917.
Ms. Apocalypse; written and decorated in northern Italy, perhaps in the Veneto, perhaps in the third quarter of the 12th century.
Decoration: 1 large interlace capital.