Commentarium in Platonis Convivium de amore

Record ID: 
145616
Accession number: 
MS M.918
Title: 
Commentarium in Platonis Convivium de amore
Created: 
Florence, Italy, between 1460 and 1470.
Binding: 
Original Florentine binding of red goatskin, richly decorated in blind and with copper-stamped roundels, brass catches, remains of green silk clasps (brass portions missing); two inscriptions on the upper cover that have been attributed to Ficino.
Credit: 
Purchase; with income from the Lathrop Colgate Harper Trust Fund; 1964.
Description: 
110 leaves (1 column, 24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 140 mm.
Provenance: 
Old shelfmark 108 in brown ink on front pastedown and remnants of a label with this number on the upper spine; Laurence Witten, New Haven, Connecticut (catalogue 5, item 20).
Notes: 

Ms. written and decorated in Florence, Italy, between 1460 and 1470.
Some of the Greek passages and some of the corrections have been said to be in Ficino's hand; later annotations in Latin (in pencil) can be found on many folios--Cf. PML files.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title page with illuminated initial and border decorated in white vine, a green wreath in the center of bas-de-page decoration, with no arms executed within.

Variant Title: 

Commentarium in convivium Platonis de amore

Script: 
humanistic cursive
Language: 
Latin with some Greek
Century: 
Classification: