PACINO DI BONAGUIDA
(active 1302-1340 in Florence)
The Morgan Codex (Folio 22)c. 1320
Tempera and gold on parchment, 245 x 176 mm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
The thirty-eight miniatures of the codex (M. 643) in the The Morgan Library and Museum constitute the richest surviving manuscript painted by Pacino di Bonaguida. The codex contains no text and may have been made as a picture book. The illuminations begin with an image of King David, which is followed by a sequence of the Life of Christ, including thirty-three biblical and apocryphal scenes. After this series are four leaves illustrating the Life of Gerard of Villamagna (c. 1174-1245).
Fol. 22 of the codex shows the Ascent of the Cross.