Hagiography

Record ID: 
160675
Accession number: 
MS M.1092
Title: 
Hagiography
Created: 
France, probably Paris, 1491.
Binding: 
Originally contained within its fitted case - a capsa or scrinium - of cuir-ciselé, painted and gilt, formed of a tube 105 mm long, 46 mm in diameter, in brown calf, lined with calf, the sides cut with 3 upright panels showing St. Margaret escaping from the dragon, skilfully cut and colored in gilt and blue, the foot of the case fitted with a piece of black leather, a black leather fitted lid with hatched top. The scroll is currently housed in a fitted padded red morocco box gilt. The case (MS M.1092A) is stored separately.
Credit: 
Gift of an anonymous benefactor, 1995.
Description: 
1 roll of six leaves sewn end to end, in fitted case : vellum, ill. ; 3970 x 98 mm
Provenance: 
Paris, private collection; Schweinfurt, Bibliothek Otto Schäfer, OS 7; Schäfer sale (London, Sotheby's, June 27, 1995, lot 192); gift of an anonymous benefactor in Sept. 1995.
Notes: 

Ms. saint's life; written in French rhyming verse and illuminated in France, probably in Paris, in 1491.
Decoration: 1 miniature depicting St. Margaret escaping from the dragon.
Dated by scribe at end: Lan mil CCCC IIII xx et unze.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Classification: