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Archives de l'Etat du Valais/Staatsarchiv Wallis
S 109
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Manuscript Title
Six ages of the World
Parchment · 1 f. · ca. 800 x 47 cm · France (Paris?) · end of the 14th century - beginning of the 15th century
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript of Six âges du monde, created in France at the end of the 14th century or at the very beginning of the 15th century, appears towards the end of the Middle Ages in the library of the Supersaxo family, one of the most important libraries of Valais, which today is held in the Médiathèque Valais-Sion and (this manuscript) in the State Archives of Valais in Sion. The work is remarkable in more ways than one: first, it was created in the rarely-used scroll format, a format reserved for, among others, universal chronicles, a genre to which this manuscript belongs. Second, a complex family tree, showing the descendants of Adam until the birth of Christ, runs the entire length (eight meters) of the manuscript. The columns of text of this impressive graphic document are accompanied by numerous drawings that resemble the style of Parisian works. Finally, this exemplar is not unique, since the municipal library of Reims owns a similar scroll (ms. 61), which certainly was illustrated by the same master. (rou)
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Description de Noémie Escher, Archives de l’Etat du Valais, 2017.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-aev-S-0109 (
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Sion/Sitten, Archives de l'Etat du Valais/Staatsarchiv Wallis, S 109: Six ages of the World (
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14th century, 15th century
Figurative, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork, Schematic, Text Block, Tinted Drawing
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Le manuscrit des Six âges du monde. Généalogie d’une lutte contre le Diable de la Création à l’Apocalypse, Stève Bobillier, Presses Inverses, Pully, 2022.

steve · 10/31/2023, 16:22:49

Une analyse du manuscrit et de son contenu, ainsi qu'une mise en contexte de son acquisition par les Supersaxo au moment des premières chasses aux sorcières.
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Die schönsten Seiten der Schweiz. Geistliche und weltliche Handschriften / Trésors enluminés de Suisse. Manuscrits sacrés et profanes, M. Bernasconi Reusser, C. Flüeler, B. Roux (ed.), Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) 2020, 360-361, Nr. 92 (B. Roux).

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