Rome, Biblioteca Angelica, 2313

[Tristan fragments]

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General information

Folio notes:A single bifolium, damaged through use in binding.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1300 to 1349
Date notes'sec. XIVin?' (Cigni 2012, 256). Usage of 'v' and round 's' might suggest a date nearer the middle of the century.
Place(s) of productionItaly
On orthographical and palaeographical grounds.
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] acelí qui au roí auoit parle /
Explicit[f. 2vb] íj. damoiselles firent sus le ch(eualie)r //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Fairly good quality parchment, with stains and small holes from use in a binding. Some text on f. 2v is consequently illegible.




Quire structure:Two leaves of a bifolium that were separated and later re-attached. They probably once formed the 3rd and 6th leaves of a quaternion.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (70)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (12)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:The chapter beginning f. 2vb is marked by a large (unfinished) initial in blue (height: 8 lines). Paragraphs open with plain initials in blue or red (height: 2 lines). Guide letters are visible.
Evidence of readership:
Foliations description:Modern foliation in pencil in the upper right corner of recto sides.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 2r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions288x208 (mm)
Justification191x123 (mm)
11mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (5) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (5) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 2vb
Date?1300 to 1375
Scribe description:Features include: two-compartment 'a' (though upper bow often barely visible), short ascenders and descenders, use of both 'c' caudata and 3-shaped 'z', both tall and round 's' in final position, 'v' consistently used in initial position, 'y' without dot. The 'con' abbreviation appears with a very short tail. Tironian 'et' has a diagonal and wavy cross-stroke.