Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, francese Z XVII

[Part 1]

General information

2 frontend papers
Folio notes:Parchment guardleaves numbered 'III' and 'IV'. Contains only the 'Roman de Troie'.
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1330 to 1340
Date notes'vers 1330-40' (D'Arcais 1984, 588; cf. Jung 1996, 287); 'prima metà del XIV secolo' (Bisson 2008, 74).
Place(s) of productionVeneto
'Verosimilmente d'area veneta', on art historical grounds (Bisson 2008, 75); 'écrit dans l'Italie du Nord' (Constans 1912, VI:55). Others, however, have opted for Neapolitan production: 'd'après les caracteristiques des illustrations semble pouvoir être localisé à Naples' (D'Arcais 1984, 588; cf. Jung 1996, 287).
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] Et tote Troie en icés anz (Jung 1996, 287)
First words of last recto folio
Incipit[f. 1ra] Salamons nos ensigne et dit (Jung 1996, 287)
Explicit[f. 234ra] Ici fenist la meudre ystoire / Qi onques fust mise en memoire. / Je n'en sai plus, ne plus n'en dist / Benois, qi cest romainz escrist. (Jung 1996, 288)

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Material:Material object (4)



1-2310 247

Quire structure:Chiefly quinions.
Quire marks:
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (9)

Physical description

General illustration:The manuscript is illustrated by a remarkable number of miniatures, extending beyond the bounds of the ruled area into the margins, painted by at least five artists. Some were left incomplete (e.g. ff. 82v, 83r, 89v, 90r, 95v). For further details, see D'Arcais 1984, and Bisson 2008, 75-80.
General decoration:The floral initials in the first part of the volume are reminiscent of Neapolitan decoration, but later initials are more akin to northern Italian work (D'Arcais 1984, 588-9).
Evidence of readership:f. IV v, in a 16th-c. hand?: 'Ich Johans von gotes genaden hertzog in paren und pfaltzgraf am rein und auch ez in kam und dar umb wir si gantzleich weren und wezallen solen an all ir wider ret taten wir. Ach und ach und Imer ach ach wo ist mein' (Bisson 2008, 81). f. 236r: pen trials.
Foliations description:17th-c. foliation (arabic numerals) in the upper right-hand corner of recto sides (Bisson 2008, 74).

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 287; and Bisson 2008, 74.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions335x220 (mm)
Justification215x160 (mm)
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Writing above top line?False
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Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 1ra to 234ra
Date?1300 to 1349
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Description'Le manuscrit a appartenu aux Gonzague (inventaire de 1407)' (Jung 1996, 287).
PlacePlace object (142)
OwnershipPerson object (12)