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MS. Holkham misc. 48

(formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 514)

Dante, Divine Comedy, in Italian
North Italy, Genoa(?); 14th cent., third quarter

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MS. Holkham misc. 48, pp. 57-112: Purgatorio
(Details of the lower parts of facing pages,
scanned from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 389.2)

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p. 57 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto I.
Virgil presents Dante, who is kneeling, to Cato; reeds; stars above.
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p. 58 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto I.
Virgil washes Dante's face; Virgil girds Dante with reeds.
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p. 59 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto II.
Dante and Virgil and a group of souls watch the angel pilot departing; Dante and Virgil talk to a group of souls.
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p. 60 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto II.
Virgil listens to Cato; Dante talks to Casella; souls.
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p. 61 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto III.
Dante and Virgil; the excommunicate descending the mountain.
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p. 62 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto III.
Dante, with Virgil, talks to Manfred, who is followed by other excommunicate.
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p. 63 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto IV.
Manfred leading a group of excommunicate; Dante and Virgil climb up the rocky ledge; Dante and Virgil seated on the ledge; stars.
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p. 64 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto IV.
Dante and Virgil with Belacqua; Dante and Virgil look back at a group of indolent.
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p. 65 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto V.
Dante and Virgil talk to two indolent; Dante and Virgil talk to Jacopo del Cassero among the late repentant.
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p. 66 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto V.
Buonconte da Montefeltro and La Pia, among the late repentant, talk to Dante as Virgil stands aside; Dante flanked by two groups of late repentant; Virgil.
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p. 67 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VI.
Dante and Virgil conversing; Sordello seated; Dante observes Virgil embracing Sordello.
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p. 68 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VI.
Dante observes Sordello clasping Virgil's knees.
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p. 69 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VII.
Dante observes Sordello paying homage to Virgil.
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p. 70 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VII.
Sordello shows Dante and Virgil the pre-occupied rulers; angel above.
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p. 71 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VIII.
The pre-occupied rulers; angels above; Dante talks to Nino Visconti; Virgil and Sordello.
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p. 72 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto VIII.
Dante talks to Nino Visconti and Conrad Malaspina; Sordello shows Virgil the serpent, two angels above.
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p. 73 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto IX.
Two late repentant and Sodello; Virgil and Lucy; the eagle descending towards the sleeping Dante; Dante and Virgil seated.
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p. 74 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto IX.
Dante and Virgil before the angel seated in the Gate of Purgatory; the angel standing beside the open gate as Dante enters; Virgil in Purgatory.
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p. 75 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto X.
Dante and Virgil; Dante and Virgil look at three reliefs showing the Annunciation, the Ark of the covenant drawn by oxen, and Trajan and the widow.
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p. 76 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto X.
Dante and Virgil observe the proud.
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p. 77 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XI.
Dante and Virgil with Omberto Aldobrandeschi among the proud.
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p. 78 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XI.
Dante and Virgil with Oderisi and Provenzan Salvani among the proud.
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p. 79 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XII.
Dante and Virgil walk along the figured pavement showing Arachne, Lucifer, Rehoboam, and Saul.
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p. 80 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XII.
Dante and Virgil observe the angel of humility approaching; Dante and Virgil ascending.
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p. 81 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIII.
Dante and Virgil observe the envious; flying spirits.
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p. 82 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIII.
Dante and Virgil with Sapia among the envious.
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p. 83 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIV.
Dante and Virgil with Guido del Duca and Rinier da Calboli among the envious.
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p. 84 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIV.
Dante and Virgil with Guido del Duca and Rinier da Calboli among the envious.
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p. 85 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XV.
Dante and Virgil observe the angel of mercy approaching; Dante and Virgil ascending.
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p. 86 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XV.
Dante and Virgil conversing; Dante and Virgil ascending.
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p. 87 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVI.
Dante and Virgil with Marco Lombardo among the wrathful.
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p. 88 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVI.
Dante and Virgil listen to Marco Lombardo among the wrathful.
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p. 89 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVII.
Dante follows Virgil.
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p. 90 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVII.
Dante and Virgil before the angel of peace; Dante and Virgil ascending.
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p. 91 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVIII.
Dante and Virgil conversing.
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p. 92 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XVIII.
The slothful; Dante and Virgil look back at the Abbot of San Zeno and another slothful.
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p. 93 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIX
Virgil beside Dante, who is asleep; the holy lady exposes the siren.
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p. 94 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIX.
Dante and Virgil conversing; the angel of zeal.
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p. 95 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XIX.
Dante and Virgil with Adrian V among the avaricious and the prodigal.
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p. 96 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XX.
Dante and Virgil with Hugh Capet among the varicious and the prodigal.
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p. 97 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXI.
Kneeling souls; Statius speaks to Dante and Virgil.
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p. 98 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXI.
Dante beside Virgil, who talks to Statius.
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p. 99 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXI.
The angel of liberality departs; Statius pays homage to Vigil as Dante watches; Statius and Virgil conversing.
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p. 100 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXII.
Statius and Virgil conversing, Dante listens.
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p. 101 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXII.
Dante, Statius and Virgil observe the tree of the gluttonous.
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p. 102 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXIII.
Dante, followed by Statius and Virgil, talks to Forese Donati among the gluttonous.
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p. 103 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXIII.
Forese Donati shows Dante, Statius and Virgil the tree of the gluttonous; the gluttonous.
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p. 104 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXIV.
Bonagiunta (?); Dante, Statius, and Virgil observe Forese Donati run after the gluttonous.
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p. 105 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXIV.
The gluttonous around the tree; Dante, Statius, and Virgil meet the angel of temperance.
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p. 106 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXV.
Dante, Statius and Virgil conversing.
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p. 107 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXI.
Matilda plunges Dante into Lethe; the four virtues surround Dante, who is led by Matilda; the three virtues lead Dante to Beatrice, who stands beside the griffin.
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p. 108 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXII.
Statius, Beatrice, and Matilda observe the procession and the griffin pulling the car.
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p. 109 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXII.
The griffin tying the car to the tree; Matilda and Dante observe the fox on the car and the eagle swooping down; the seven virtues (?) holding the seven candlesticks; the head of God in the arc of Heaven.
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p. 110 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXII.
Dante observes the giant beating the whore, who is on the car with seven horned heads attached to it; Dante observes the giant pull the seven-horned-headed car with the whore on it.
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p. 111 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXIII.
Statius and Matilda follow Beatrice, who shows Dante the seven virtues; the seven virtues seated beside Lethe and Eunoe.
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p. 112 (detail)
Purgatorio, Canto XXXIII.
Statius behind Dante, whom Matilda and Beatrice lead. Statius crosses Eunoe; Dante kneels before Matilda and Beatrice.

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