Antiphonary, Dominican use
Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1002
Harvard University, "HOLLIS+"
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Title: Antiphonary, Dominican use
Former Shelfmarks: MS Typ 1002
Place of Origin: Italy
The text is written in a large gothic rotunda hand, with music on a red 4-line staff.
Dimensions (Page Height): 550 mm
Dimensions (Page Width): 390 mm
Height of Written Area: 380 mm
Width of Written Area: 280 mm
Number of Lines: 6
Number of Columns: 1
Width of Columns: 280 mm
Line Height: 10 mm
Dimensions: 54 cm
Persons (Illuminators): The illumination has been ascribed to the Master of the Dominican Effigies, working in Florence: see Palladino.
The initial letter "G" is historiated, showing a female saint in a Dominican habit, crowned, apparently Bd. Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1320). This is drawn in tempera with gold leaf.
De Ricci, 1708 (D.18)
W. P. Stoneman in Of current interest (Houghton Library 2006), no. 21
P. Palladino, Treasures of a lost art: Italian manuscript painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Metropolitan Museum of Art 2003), no. 23