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Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo. Initial, rubric, border design.

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Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo.  Initial, rubric, border design.

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Names
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) (Author)
Collection

cleres et nobles femmes.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 033
Topics
Women
Notes
Ownership : Arms f. 3, attributed to Claude, seigneur de Vissac (dates exceed 1415 - 1476). Obtained in early 18th century by Hobart passed to Lord Mostyn. His sale at Sotheby's (1920) to Sabin. Mme. Theophile Belin. Purchased for Spencer, 1936.

Content : De Ricci, 1342. Dictionary Catalog, 902. Sale catalog, Friedman and Bozzolo. Library dossier.

Content : Leaves have been removed from the manuscript -- originally there were 105 miniatures, now there are 76. The 78 folios are preceded and followed by two vellum folios and four paper folios.

Content : 46 lines per page in two columns, ruled in black or red ink. Some signatures survive.

Content : Parchment

Content : 76 miniatures (one at beginning of each chapter).

Content : Floreate border on pages with miniatures. Illuminated blue and red 4-line initials on gold fields open each chapter. Rubrics.

Content : Mai^tre Franois, associate of

Content : Notes in dossier date to ca. 1470. Originally, the manuscript must have had 105 miniatures. Friedman places it in Paris or the Ile-de-France.

Content: F. 78r-v contains a list of rubrics, with 104 chapters listed.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: ed9280a0-c6ce-012f-2861-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1313: Creator Born
  • 1375: Creator Died
  • 1450: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo. Initial, rubric, border design." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1450. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebbf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo. Initial, rubric, border design." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebbf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1450). Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo. Initial, rubric, border design. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebbf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Miniature showing 1. Arachne at her loom, surrounded by men, with scene of lovers on tapestry and female figure on bare warp threads; 2. Arachne hung by a rope in a bare gray chamber, arms akimbo.  Initial, rubric, border design.