Gradual or antiphonary


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

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 and Musical Notation


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