Evangelistarium secundum ritum tramontanorum

This liturgical codex was made in Buda around 1490, perhaps for the castle chapel. Its writing is not of the Renaissance but the Gothic style, as was apparently the established practice for liturgical codices. The decorated introductory page places the manuscript among the items of the Cassianus group. As in other items of this group of Corvinas, after King Matthias’s death the main possessor’s sign on the title-page was painted over to replace the Hunyadi’s raven in the second quarter of the royal coat of arms with the white eagle, the symbol of Vladislaus II as King of Poland. (Ferenc Földesi)

Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 116

DATA SHEET

Shelfmark: MS 18
Country: United Kingdom
City: Norfolk
Keeper location: Holkham Hall
Digitized corvina: No digitized content is available.