Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vaticano Latino 13501

[Tristan fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:Two remounted leaves that no doubt formed a bifolium prior to being used in a binding.
LanguageLanguage object (43)
Approx. date?1275 to 1299
Date notes'sec. XIII ex' (Cigni 2012, 262). Use of 'v', round 's', and 'y' might suggest early 14th c.
Place(s) of production
'Medioriente?' (Cigni 2012, 262).
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 68ra] mede si grant cuer (et) de si grant / fierte .
Explicit[f. 69vb] q(ua)nt / il laura puís en cornoaille har- //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Each leaf was folded in half and used as a pastedown and guard-leaf. Creasing and small holes occasionally render the text illegible. Part of the uppermost line of text on f. 68 has been cropped.


Quire structure:The two leaves probably formed a bifolium.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (18)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Paragraphs are marked by simple initials (height: 2 lines), alternating red and green, with minimal decoration. Guide letters are present in the margin.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:68 and 69 are printed in the lower corner of the recto. Pencil numbering (1 and 2) beside this.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 69r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions272x203 (mm)
Justification222x143 (mm)
14mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (6) (RulingMaterials object (5) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (6) (RulingMaterials object (5) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (2)
Folio rangeFrom 68ra to 69vb
Date?1275 to 1299
Scribe description:Neatly executed and regular. Features include: two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow), forked and clubbed ascenders, 'e' with a tongue in final position, occasional majuscule 'G' in initial position, use of 'j', various forms of round 's' in final position, occasional 'v' in initial position, dotted 'y', 3-shaped 'z' with an approach stroke. Tironian 'et' is crossed. Other abbreviation is mostly restricted to the end of the line.