Manuscript: MS 254
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Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 254
 

Produced: England, 1220-30

Language: Latin

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Media: Parchment
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Folios: 46  Height: 27.7 cm   Width: 18 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Family: Third

 



Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, 2004 (Fitzwilliam Museum Bestiary MS 254) | Copyright 2004 Copyright 2004 Fitzwilliam Museum | Folio 10r


 
Description

Contents:

Fragments of the 'Dialogues' of Gregory the Great (Pope Gregory I), book III, chapters 16-17, 21-6 (ff. i-ii, iii-iv)

Mappa Mundi (f. 1r)

Bestiary: 'Omnibus animantibus' (extracts from book 12 of the 'Etymologiae' of Isidore of Seville), ending imperfectly (ff 2r-v), Extracts from book 1 ('Megacosmus') of the 'De Mundi Universitate' of Bernardus Silvestris (ff. 2v-4r), Domestic Beasts (ff. 4v-12r), Wild Beasts (ff. 13r-21v), 'Canis' (ff. 21v-22r), 'Amphibia' (ff. 24r-v), 'De Generibus Avium' (ff. 25r-32r), Fishes (ff. 32v-36r), 'Amphibia' (f. 36r), Snakes (ff. 36v-41r), Worms and |nsects (ff. 41r-44v), Fabulous Monsters (ff. 44v)

Extracts (with interpolations and additions) from the 'De remediis fortuitorum' of Seneca, beginning imperfectly (ff. 45r-46v)

Decoration: Drawings: The Fabulous Nations (f. 1r); Mappa Mundi (f. 1v); drawings of beasts throughout in bold colours, usually without frames or backgrounds; initials in blue with red penwork and red.


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