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1988

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Full-Text Articles in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture

The Filiation Of The Music Illustrations In A Boethius In Milan And In The Piacenza Codice Magno, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1987

The Filiation Of The Music Illustrations In A Boethius In Milan And In The Piacenza Codice Magno, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

Proposes a common prototype from the tradition of illustrated manuscripts of Cassiodorus’s Institutiones as the explanation for the close iconographic relationship between music illustrations in a manuscript (here dated to the 11th century) of the De arithmetica and De musica of Boethius (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, MS C.128 inf.) and in the 12th-century Codice Magno (Piacenza, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS 65). Suggests that the iconography may have originated in a Carolingian scriptorium.