La Sainte Abbaye, f. 1v
ID
 
2
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Creator
 
Unknown, though there appears to be two different hands.
 
Creator Role
 
Devotional Manuscript
 
Sorting Title
 
La Sainte Abbaye
 
Subject
 

Ideal State of La Sainte Abbaye. In centre, God in mandorla, blessing, and holding an orb, with the Holy Spirit above, and the Paschal Lamb below. Either side, the Virgin and St Peter; and in the corners, the Evangelists' symbols, and seraphs and angels holding rolls. Below; a tower with battlements and elaborate ironwork. On left, Mistress of the Novices with birch rod, and two novices. On right; the abbess and a nun kneel, looking up at the Lamb. For more information, see ">http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/britishlibrary/controller/subjectidsearch?... British Library

 
Creation Date
 
1290-1295
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Medieval Illuminated Manuscript
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Measurements
 
10" x 7 1/4"
 
Format Medium
 

Vellum; Painting on vellum

 
Original Location
 

Executed in France, Paris or Maubuisson?

 
Historical Context
 

The contents of this manuscript include: (1) Treatise without title, beg. "La sainte abbaie et la religion doit estre fondee esperituelment," ends "et einsi sera labbaie ordenee et renformee comme deuant." (2) Treatise on the Love of God. (3) Treatise on the state of the soul. (4) Anonymous translation of the Traetatus de Tribulatione, doubtfully ascribed to Peter of Blois.

 
Related Work
 

Originally a part of the volume MS. 28162, which contains La Somme le Roy.

 
Provenance
 

The signature "Jacques" (16th century) appears in the manuscript (ff. 1,6,29,52 as in 28162) but this owner has not been identified. Subsequent owners: "P. Ponin, presbitere," 16th century (MS. 28162, f. 2); "Peyrat," 17th cent. (ibid. ff. 1, 146).

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Double columns of 28 lines, gatherings of 8 leaves. There are four full pages of miniatures, the fourth page is attributed to a second artist who appears to have also authored MS. 28162. Information for this page was obtained from MS Ref. 18.B.3 vol. 16, #39843 of the British Museum Manuscript Catalogue.

 
Current Repository
 

The British Library,London

 
Repository Number
 
Yates Thompson MS. 11, f. 1v
 
Copyright
 
British Library
 
Statement
 

Reproduced with the permission of the British Library.

 
Expires
 
June 2003
 
Image of La Sainte Abbaye, f. 1v.