Testamentorum Liber (Book of Testaments of the Cathedral of Oviedo) is considered by many critics and scholars of the Middle Ages Spanish as the most beautiful codex of the twelfth century. This manuscript offers great historical interest to help us better understand the birth of Spain, by the documentary and social information that gives us the interesting pages.
Who was the miniaturist who developed is unknown. Through the legacy of his well-crafted pages, you can only say that I had to be a great artist. For documents, this codex is dated between 1109 and 1112.
1994 facsimile edition, limited, numbered and authenticated by a notary. 24 x 36.5 cm format with 226 pages, including 17 beautiful miniatures, illuminated initials and decorations in the margins. Bound in brown leather embossed in dry and presented in leather case.
It complements the work of a great book of 828 pages study by renowned scientists. As stated therein: “From many viewpoints the Book of Testaments is an extremely attractive work in the history of miniature occupies a central place. Never before one notary public, anywhere in Europe, it had illustrated this way. […] The Book of Testaments began as a single work and never ceased to be the most extraordinary of the Romanesque European charters. “
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