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Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles.

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Title
Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles.
Names
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) (Author)
Steinhöwel, Heinrich (1412-1482?) (Translator)
Collection

Two texts by Giovanni Boccaccio]

Von synnrychen erluchten wyben

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1475 - 1499
Place: Ulm, Germany
Date Created: 1474 (Approximate)
Place: Ulm, Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 105
Topics
Women
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Murder
Notes
Ownership: Dedication to Elinor of Austria, f. 7-9, with her arms. Collection of James P.R. Lyell; collection of Henry Huth. Bought for Spencer from Quaritch, 1951.
Content: Dictionary Catalog. Fischer-Heetfeld article. Notes in manuscript.
Content: 3 scribes? A, ff. 1-64v; B, ff. 64v-148v, 152-155; C, ff. 149-151v, 156-173
Content: 73 pen-and-ink drawings, colored, based on woodcuts of 1473 edition. Border designs with human figures ff. 7 and 9v.
Content: Dated to after 1473, because it closely follows the text and illustrations from the printed edition by Johannes Zainer, Ulm 1473.
Content: Paper
Content: Rubrics, red slashes as placemarkers; border designs and flourishes, large opening initials.
Content: Up to 37 long lines per page, ruled in black ink. Catchword visible, f. 12v.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 032a5500-c62b-012f-819f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1313: Creator Born
  • 1375: Creator Died
  • 1474: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1474. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e98d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e98d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1474). Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e98d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Drawing depicting the murder of Polyxena by Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles.