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The Legend of the Holy Face, Palatino Latin Codex 1988

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Full reproduction of the beautiful manuscript Pal. Lat. 1988 preserved in the Vatican Library, part of the “Codices and Vaticanis Selecti, Series Maior” series with the number 98 of the Vatican Library.

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Full reproduction of the beautiful manuscript Pal. Lat. 1988 preserved in the Vatican Library, part of the “Codices and Vaticanis Selecti, Series Maior” series with the number 98 of the Vatican Library.

Among the many legends that circulated in medieval Europe highlights the “Legend of S. Voult Luques” which tells the miraculous arrival on Italian shores of an unmanned ship was carrying a picture with the face of Christ.

Legend has it that the statue was sculpted by Nicodemus, one of the protagonists of the descent of Jesus. Not being an expert sculptor, he would not have been able to give the rosto desired. Tired and disillusioned, he slept without completing work; but to arouse would have found miraculously completed by the hand of an angel.

It is believed that this iconography was carried to Catalonia by the Italian soldiers who arrived in 1114 to help the Count of Barcelona Ramon Berenguer III in the conquest of the Balearics. For that reason, in the Romanesque Catalonia it was a widespread and revered image.

The first miniature of the luxurious manuscript in the Vatican Library, shows a man and a woman kneeling before the image undoubtedly the landlords so beautiful codex.

2008 edition, numbered, limited to 997 copies and certified by the editor and the Vatican Library.

Facsimile beautifully decorated and very illuminated, bound by hand in leather on thick board, with 2 closures in metal and leather; title and apostolic shield engraved in dry on the spine. Format 26 x 37 cm. Presented in a beautiful wooden case format 33 x 44 x 6.5 cm.

Complementary study book without unsealing, format 25 x 35 cm.

Exemplary from a private collection and in perfect condition. Only copy available at this exceptional price and for a limited time, new, brand new, in its original packaging.

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