Title: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift
Year: ca. 1305-1340
Origin: Zürich, Germany
Title: Codex Manesse. Herr Birkart von Hohenfels
Technique: Hand-painted, watercolor on fine art paper.
Reconstruction carried out: 2009-2010
The Codex Manesse, or Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift is a Liederhandschrift (book of songs/poetry), the single most comprehensive source of Middle High German Minne song poetry, written and illustrated between ca. 1304 when the main part was completed, and ca. 1340 with the addenda. The codex was produced in Zürich, for the Manesse family. The manuscript is “the most beautifully illumined German manuscript in centuries;” it’s 137 miniatures are a series of “portraits” depicting each poet.
Unique Fine Art Paper
Approximately A4 (30X20 cm)