Palermo (Sicily)


12th century

    Book of martyrs "Ecclesiae Beati Palatii Urbis Panormi…". Quite apart from its liturgical value, this manuscript is conceived as a veritable mediaeval history book. It contains precise indications relating to the Norman and Swabian periods, together with the dates of the deaths of numerous sovereigns, princes and churchmen.

Dimensions of the object
20 x 14 cm

- "L'età normanna e sveva in Sicilia", catalogo della mostra a Palazzo dei Normanni a Palermo, organizzata dall'Assemblea Regionale Siciliana, Palermo, 1994., p. 136-137.
-  Italie des Normands, Normandie des Plantagenêts, Musée de Normandie, Caen, 1995, n° 35.

Palermo, Tesoro della Cattedrale

Photography : DR