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

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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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