Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 2571

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General information

Folio notes:Contains only the 'Roman de Troie'. There are leaves missing after ff. 145, 170, and 176).
LanguageLanguage object (48)
Approx. date?1320 to 1330
Date notesOn art historical grounds (Schmidt 1999, 36). Others have considered it a slightly later production: '1330-40 environ' (Jung 1996, 297); 'um die Mitte oder im 3. Viertel des XIV. Jahrhunderts' (Hermann 1929, II:136).
Place(s) of productionNorthern Italy, Padua
'Italie du Nord (Padoue ?)' (Jung 1996, 297). Hermann opted for Bologna: 'im östlichen Oberitalien, aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach in der Gegend von Bologna' (1929, II:136).
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] P  ar angin (e) por traisson . /
First words of last recto folio[f. 189ra] P  uis li dona tel (com)paígnie . /
Incipit[f. 1ra] S  Alomon nos enseigne edit . / E si trouons ansuen escrit . / Qe nus ne doit son sen celler . / Ançois le doit si demostrer . / Q  e il nait preu et honor . / Q  aisi firent nostre ancessor . /
Explicit[f. 189ra] C  elui gart deus (e) tiegne (e) uoie / Q  i bien essauçe (e) monte ploie .


Material:Material object (4)



1-1410 159 16-1710 188 1912?

Quire structure:Chiefly quinions. Quire 15 has lost its sixth leaf, and quire 18 its second and 9th leaves.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (21)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (9)

Physical description

No. of illustrations:197
General illustration:The title page (f. 1r) includes three miniatures and a decorative border. The framed miniatures on other pages are one or two columns in width (or wider still), and their architectural elements typically extend upwards into the margins. The artwork has been attributed to the so-called Maestro di Gherarduccio (Schmidt 1999, 36). For further details, see Hermann 1929, 138-52; and Jung 1996, 299-306.
General decoration:Major divisions are marked by large illuminated initials (height: chiefly 4 lines). There are also pen-flourished initials (height: 2 lines), alternating red and blue, with decoration in the contrasting colour.
Evidence of readership:Upper margin of f. 1r: 'quarante huit'. Maniculum points to name of Troilus on f. 3ra. Outer margin of f. 137r: bust of a man.
Foliations description:Modern foliation in the upper right-hand corner of recto sides, and the lower left-hand corner of verso sides.

Mise en page

Description 1Source: Jung 1996, 297.
Page sampled
LayoutMSLayout object (4)
Page dimensions325x230 (mm)
Justification235x160 (mm)
mm between columns
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (3)
ScriptScript object (1)
Folio rangeFrom 1 to 189
Date?1300 to 1349
Scribe description:Features include: two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow); use of 'ç'; back of 'd' almost horizontal; rücken-'g'; limb of 'h' rests on baseline; round 's' in final position; 'u' in initial position; uncrossed tironian 'et'; inverse 'c' for 'com'/'con'; 'de' abbreviation.