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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionBibliothèque de Genève
ShelfmarkMs. lat. 99
Manuscript TitleAmyris. Poem in honor of Sultan Sultans Mehmed II, by Gian Mario Filelfo
CaptionParchment · 314 pp. · 20.7 x 14.1 cm · Florence · end of the 15th century (cf. H. Aubert and A. Dufour) or around 1478-1480 (cf. B. Gagnebin)
Manuscript SummaryAt the request of his friend Othman Lillo Ferducci of Ancona, Gian Mario Filelfo composed the Amyris in the years 1471-1476. This long Latin poem was intended to thank Sultan Mehmet II for having freed Ferducci’s brother-in-law, who had been taken prisoner by the Turcs during the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Gian Mario Filelfo had the manuscript decorated in Florence with "bianchi girari” ornamentation, had it bound in Urbino with a very beautiful Italian Renaissance binding, and then gave it to the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro, at whose court he was staying in 1477 and 1478.
Standard descriptionNotice de Isabelle Jeger, Bibliothèque de Genève, pour e-codices 2014
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0099 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0099)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bge-lat0099/manifest.json
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How to quoteGenève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 99: Amyris. Poem in honor of Sultan Sultans Mehmed II, by Gian Mario Filelfo (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bge/lat0099).
DecorationOther, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental
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