Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Revisiting the Prüfening Miscellany

Gloss of the Bishop Salomon 3. of Konstanz (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. lat. 13002.)
Prüfening (Regensburg), 1158 and 1165,

If this manuscript looks familiar to me, it is because it is. I've previously written about 2 pages of this manuscript under the title Prüfening Miscellany.

Stylistically it's also a lot like another manuscript I've already written about - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, ms. lat. 14159 made at Regensburg Abbey a little later (c1170/75).

summary of illustrations:

  • [1v], [2], [2v]Medical text. Shirts visible below tunic hem. Men with band of trim at mid thigh height (1v, could this just be a badly drawn visible shirt?) . Much trim.Cingulum style belts including wide ones in patterned fabric(2,2v). Phrygian cap in patterned fabric (2,2v). Glimse of Braes? (2v)
  • [3] medical diagram of the body
  • [3v], [4], [4 again], virtues and vices see previously entry on these pages.
  • [4v] castle diagram (no people)
  • [5v] mostly bishops & kings (little clothing detail)
  • [7v] microcosmos interlinked diagram (no clothing)
  • [8] and [8 again], [8v], [8v closeup], [13v], [80], [89v], [179], [?], [208], [209] decorated initials (no people) or text with slightly decorated borders (no people)
Folio 1 and 2 are the most exciting - more pictures in the style of the virtues and vices pages. Unfortunately all the figures are male. We get a lot more working men, and less kings and bishops, but the details are really much the same as the virtues and vices details. The brocaded fabric phygian caps are the only new addition.

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