Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1009

General Information

Title Antiphonary
Shelfmarks MS Typ 1009
Material vellum
Place of Origin Probably north Italian
Script, Hands

The initial letter is in brush and pen and brown ink. The hymn is written in a large gothic rotunda hand, with music on a 4-line staff.

General Remarks

A cutting from a single leaf, containing on the recto, the calligraphic initial letter "H" surrounded by fanciful borders of foliage, animals and human figures; on the verso, the words "[Tu lume]n tu splend[or Patris]" from the hymn Christe, redemptor omnium sung at vespers around Christmas.

Original Condition

Page Height at least 160 mm
Page Width at least 140 mm
Line Height 67 – 68 mm

Current Condition

Dimensions 16 x 14 cm