Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds latin 6002

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General information

Folio notes:Four folios taken from the same manuscript and reused as guardleaves.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1275 to 1300
Date notesAvril 1984, p. 38, end of the 13th c.
Place(s) of productionGenoa
First words of second recto folio
First words of last recto folio


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Medium quality vellum, worn and torn at the edges.


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Physical description

No. of illustrations:1
General illustration:Historiated initial representing the VIIIth battle between the Greeks and Trojans. The illustrator is probably the same as the first artist of Paris BnF 760 and 9865. The composition is related to images in these manuscripts and also Paris BnF 354 and n.a.f. 9603. (Avril 1984, 38).
General decoration:Pen-flourished initials (height: 2 lines), alternating between red and blue with decoration in the contrasting colour, by the same hand as those in Paris BnF n.a.l. 669, manufactured in Genoa and the mss Paris BnF 1142, 2631 and 23082. (Avril 1984, 38).
Evidence of readership:Part of the library of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, where the manuscript had the shelfmark '17'. Sold in London in November 1687 to M. Frasier. (Avril 1984, 38).
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Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 1ra
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions333x225 (mm)
Justification222x170 (mm)
12mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (9) (RulingMaterials object (7) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (9) (RulingMaterials object (7) )
RubricationRed ink is only used for decorated initials.
Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f. 4vb
Datec. 1275 to 1300
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