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ID: 700002315Record Type: Movable Work
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Benedictional (illuminated manuscript; Unknown Ottonian (Ottonian Illuminator); around 1030-1040; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 83.MI.90; Ms. Ludwig VII 1)
Note: 117 folios + 2 flyleaves, 9 full-page miniatures, 4 decorated frames, 92 decorated initials. This Ottonian benedictional, containing the blessings recited by a bishop at Mass, came from Regensburg, the medieval capital of Bavaria. While on a return trip to his native Bavaria, Bishop Engilmar of Parenzo (modern Porec in northwestern Slovenia) stayed at Saint Emmeram, the most important monastery in medieval Regensburg. Stylistic comparison to other manuscripts indicates that the bishop probably turned to the Saint Emmeram monastery for the production of this book, which shows him celebrating Mass on its original opening page. Eight full-page miniatures, four pages of text written in gold ink, and many decorated initials luxuriously adorn the manuscript. The miniatures' vivid colors, sumptuous gold grounds, and monumental compositions allowed the illuminator to present narratives from the New Testament in a majestic and ceremonial style.
Titles:
Benedictional (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Ms. Ludwig VII 1 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
illuminated manuscript [300265483] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>, manuscripts (documents))
benedictional [300198389]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts)
book [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: around 1030-1040

Creator Display:
Unknown Ottonian (Ottonian Illuminator) [preferred,JPGM]
unknown Ottonian (Ottonian cultural designation) [500204006]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 83.MI.90; Ms. Ludwig VII 1
Other: Creation: Regensburg [7013496] Bavaria (state), Germany (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment bound in white pigskin
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
gold leaf [300264831]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by form>, leaf (metal))
ink [300015012]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>)
parchment (animal material) [300011851]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material)
pigskin [300011849]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, collagenous material, skin (collagenous material))

Dimensions: Leaf: 23.2 x 16 cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Cultures:
Ottonian (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Ottonian [300020766] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, Medieval styles and periods, Medieval (European), Early Medieval)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
benedictions (documents) [300379849]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by form>, literature (writings), <document genres for literary works>) (AAT)
blessings (benediction documents) [300379849]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by form>, literature (writings), <document genres for literary works>) (AAT)
Latin (language) [300388693]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), language-related concepts, <languages and writing systems>, <languages and writing systems by specific type>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed upper cover, upper outer corner, in pencil, "Parenzo" (written over an illegible inscription (" ...münster..." [?] now erased); center, in pencil, [CF. Leidinger, Meisterwerke der Buchmalerei. Taf. 9 (n. 10) Perikopenbuch Kais. H. II cod. lat. 4452].; along outer edge, in pencil, notes on collation; lower outer corner, in pencil, "I. 2. (lat) 4� 11" (manuscript number in the Öttingen-Wallerstein Collection).; lower inner corner, in pencil, "etwa 1020-30". Inscribed fol. 16, in dedication miniature, "Engilmaris ep[iscopu]s". Inscribed lower cover, upper outer corner, in purple pencil, "7" (written over "X.38-X," now erased); lower inner corner, stamped in purple, "F. Öttingen / Wallerstein'sche / Bibliothek"; upper outer corner, in pencil, "83.MI.90". Markings: Label: White paper with typed collation notes taped in inside lower cover.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Benedictional........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Ms. Ludwig VII 1........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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