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Additional 21412, ff. 81-94* ff. 88a-v Pius IV
Pius IV
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Description: A montage (now dismembered) of a full-page historiated border, with the text removed, of floral motifs, the arms of Pius IV, a banner inscribed 'Pius IIII Pont. Max.', medallions containing figures in gold monochrome of the four Evangelists, two bishops, and four cherubs (f. 88a; 325 x 240 mm); an historiated initial 'T' of the Crucifixion in gold monochrome flanked by two cherubim, and the inscriptions 'Crucem tuam / adoramus/d[omi]ne et san / ctam resurre / tionem tuam / laudamus et’ and ‘glorificamus / ecce enim / propter li / gnum venit / gaudium in uni / verso mundo'from text for Good Friday (f. 88c; 80 x 80); an historiated initial 'I' of Christ Driving out the Money Lenders in gold monochrome, and a banner inscribed 'si mortiferum / quid bibe / rint non / eis nocebit' from Mark 16:18 (f. 88e; 85 x 80 mm); an historiated initial 'T' of the Coronation of the Virgin in gold monochrome and banners inscribed ‘Ad Mariae Gloriam / Mariam coronans' and 'Mariam sanctificans / Mariam gubernans' (f. 88k; 50 x 75 mm); an historiated initial 'I' of the ?Money Lenders in the Temple in gold monochrome and the inscription 'Pecunia tua tecum sit in perditione' (f. 88m; 60 x 80 mm); an historiated faceted initial 'T' of the Resurrection in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Qui mortem nostram moriendo destruxit et vitam resurgendo reparavit' (f. 88q; 85 x 75 mm); an historiated initial 'T' of ?Doubting Thomas in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Quia vidisti me / Thoma credidisti / Beati qui non vide / runt e crediderunt' (f. 88s; 80 x 80 mm); 6 sections of painted frame (ff. 88h, i, j, l, n and o); 7 strips of gold parchment (ff. 88b, d, g, f, p, r, t); and two pieces of parchment with off-setting from the inscribed banners (ff. 88v and v). On their reverse are lines of partial text reading ‘…pi / …e / …c, / …ta / …t / …e /…t’ (f. 88a verso); '…bec + mi /… sancta + /…illibata /…s tibi off' (f. 88c verso); ‘...i offerimu /... iva sancta' (f. 88k verso); '…ge eos fecun /…d[?]mi sua in viarum /…ut te donante /…piantu et tota /…ant' (f. 88m verso); '…a catholic /…ficare: cust /…e et regere /…orbe terra /…simulo tuo' (f. 88q); and ‘…+ sacrifici /…primis qu /... pro eccle /…ta catholic' (f. 88s). 
Origin: Italy, Central (Rome) 


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