Matricola (Matriculation list)

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Matricola (Matriculation list)

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Item No: mcai290113
Additional Title: Matricola (Matriculation list)
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Original Year/Month/Day: 1379
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: St. Michael treading on the dragon
Notes: This cutting was taken from the Matricola del Collegio dei tavernieri (Guild of Vintners), founded in 1379. In the late Middle Ages, citizens in Italian cities organized themselves into guilds or confraternities according to various occupations. Membership ensured protection of one's job while alive as well as prayers for the soul after death. A matricola is a matriculation list of its members which also included the guild's statutes or regulations. The reverse of this cutting contains the names of the members at the time of the original manuscript's production as well as later additions in a cursive script.

The Archangel Michael treading on the dragon was the symbol of the Porta Sant'Angelo, one of the five gates of medieval Perugia. The illumination has been attributed to Matteo di Ser Cambio, a Perugian artist active towards the end of the fourteenth century.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597020
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 146 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:11A
Creator Name: Matteo di Ser Cambio - Artist

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