Gradual or antiphonary


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1007

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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General Information

Title: Gradual or antiphonary

Shelfmarks: MS Typ 1007

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Italy

General Remarks:

Possibly from an antiphonary beginning the text "Astiterunt reges terrae" (sung at matins on Good Friday).

Original Condition

Page Height: at least 80 mm

Page Width: at least 90 mm

Current Condition

Dimensions: 8 x 9 cm

Book Decoration


The historiated initial is drawn in tempera, black ink, and gold leaf. It has been attributed to Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna (see Palladino).


  • De Ricci, 1705 (A.18)

  •  P. Palladino, Treasures of a lost art (Metropolitan Museum of Art 2003), no. 11, with illustration