Antiphonary

F-pymb

Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 961

Elena Iourtaeva, Houghton Library, 2018 (Not Printed)

General Information

Material: vellum

Script, Hands:

The Latin text is written in a tall gothic book hand in black ink. Initial letters are in black and red with pen-work decoration. Musical notation is square black notes on a red 4-line staff. 

General Remarks:

Original Condition

Page Height: 500 mm

Page Width: 395 mm

Height of Written Area: 360 mm

Width of Written Area: 260 mm

Number of Columns: 1

Number of Lines: 8

Line Height: 41 – 45 mm

Numbering:

The top margin has old folio numbers 222 and 495. . 

Book Decoration

Description:

The recto shows a large initial A historiated with the scene of the Presentation (Luke 2.25). 

History

Origin:

Probably written at Regensburg, ca. 1310. The name "Gerwirch" is written beside an illumination on one of the Morgan leaves. This is likely the name of the female donor. 

Remarks:

Another 3 leaves of this ms. are Morgan Library M.870.1, 2, 3. 

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