Literary

Accession number: 
MS M.289
Title: 
Literary
Created: 
Florence, Italy, ca. 1330-1337
Binding: 
15th-century Italian stamped brown morocco with 10 brass bosses in brown case with morocco back; lettered: Dante - La Divina Commedia - Italian - XIV cent. M. 289.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
90 leaves (2 columns, 42 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 340 x 250 mm
Provenance: 
Executed in Florence for a member of the Alighieri family (arms, per pale sable and or, a fess argent, surmounted by a crown, on fol. 1); Adam or Oddone Ultramarino-Centurione of Genoa (ca. 1450); purchased in Barcelona by Olschki; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, ca. 1330-1337.
Artist: Pacino di Bonaguida, workshop.
Texts: Inferno (fol. 1-30), Purgatorio (fol. 31-60), Paradiso (fol. 61-90).
Scribe: attributed to the same scribe who wrote Biblioteca Trivulziana, MS 1080, a manuscript held in Milan.
Decoration: 3 historiated initials with vinestem borders.

Script: 
cursive script
Language: 
Italian
Century: 
Classification: