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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. 113-148: Paradiso
(Details of the lower parts of facing pages,
scanned from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 389.3)

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p. 113 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto I.
Dante and Beatrice ascend towards the sun.
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p. 114 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto I.
Beatrice leading Dante.
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p. 115 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto II.
Dante and Beatrice observe the moon and Cancer.
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p. 116 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto II.
Beatrice shows Dante three mirrors.
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p. 117 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto III.
Beatrice leads Dante to Piccarda and Costanza, who are followed by other souls.
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p. 118 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto III.
Costanza and other souls listen as Piccarda speaks to Dante; Beatrice.
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p. 119 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto IV.
Dante and Beatrice conversing.
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p. 120 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto IV.
Dante and Beatrice conversing.
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p. 121 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto V.
Dante and Beatrice.
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p. 122 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto V.
Beatrice, behind Dante, looks back to Mercury, who is seated beside a star and his domiciles Gemini and Virgo.
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p. 123 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VI.
Justinian; souls and Romeo.
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p. 124 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VI.
Souls behind Justinian, who is praying; souls with Romeo; Dante.
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p. 125 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VII.
Dante listens to Beatrice.
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p. 126 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VIII.
Venus with Taurus and Libra; Dante and Beatrice conversing.
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p. 127 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VIII.
Charles Martel with a group of souls.
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p. 128 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto VIII.
Dante talks to Charles Martel, who is followed by a group of souls; Beatrice.
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p. 129 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto IX.
Dante and Beatrice with Cunizza, who is followed by a group of souls.
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p. 130 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto IX.
Souls follow Rehab; Dante talks to Folco; Beatrice.
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p. 131 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVI.
Beatrice and Dante before Cacciaguida (figures cut out but identified by inscription) followed by souls.
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p. 132 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVI.
A group of souls follow Cacciaguida (figures cut out but identified by inscription) who is faced by Dante and Beatrice.
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p. 133 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVII.
Cacciaguida, followed by a group of souls beside Dante and Beatrice.
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p. 134 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVII.
Cacciaguida, followed by souls, talks to Dante; Beatrice.
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p. 135 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVIII.
Part of the cross of warriors which Cacciaguida shows Dante; Beatrice.
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p. 136 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XVIII.
Sagittarius and Pisces beside Jupiter; Dante and Beatrice look at DILIGETE formed by heads.
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p. 137 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XX.
The eagle composed of just rulers.
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p. 138 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XX.
Dante talks to the just ruler within the eagle; Beatrice; Dante.
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p. 139 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXI.
St. Peter Damian at the foot of the stairs, which souls ascend and descend; Saturn on horseback swinging club; a star, Aquarius and Capricornus.
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p. 140 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXI.
Souls ascending and descending the stairs; St. Peter Damian talks to Dante; Beatrice.
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p. 141 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXII.
Gemini; Dante and Beatrice look down at the seven planets; Dante and Beatrice conversing.
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p. 142 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXIII.
Christ enthroned, blessing; the Virgin and an angel on His right; members of the Church Triumphant praying.
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p. 143 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXIV.
Dante and Beatrice before St. Peter, who is followed by the apostles and St. Paul.
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p. 144 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXIV.
SS. John and James; St. Peter talks to dante; Beatrice.
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p. 145 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXXII.
The Virgin in the centre of the Rose, surrounded by saints and children in the petals; angels and empty thrones.
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p. 146 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXXIII.
Dante and St. Bernard kneel before the Vigin enthroned in a mandorla, holding a golden palm, and surrounded by angels.
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p. 147 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXXIII.
St. Bernard presents the kneeling Dante to the three-faced Trinity within concentric, radiating bands; angels and stars.
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p. 148 (detail)
Paradiso, Canto XXXIII.
Dante presents his book to Can Grande (?), who is followed by courtiers.
 

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