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The 'Meyrick Page' – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1400 – 1500 CE · Germany · 490 x 365 mm


Canberra, The Australian National University Library, lxxxiiii
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  • R. Faunce, "Cataloguing and making discoverable ANU Library's small collection of detached medieval manuscript leaves", The Australian National University, 2018.
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Carnahan, June (Previous Owner)
Ernst von Feder (Previous Owner)
Power, Dawn (Previous Owner)

Leaf from an antiphonary gifted to the Australian National University Library in 1984 by two sisters - June Carnahan and Dawn Power (née Meyrick). It is named the 'Meyrick Page' in honour of the donors.

The stamp of an earlier owner, Ernst von Feder (1824-1904) of Karlsruhe, is imprinted on the leaf.

Contents: Antiphons and responsorial chants for the Feast Common of one Martyr. Square musical notation on a 4-line red stave.

Decoration: Ten large cadel flourished initials in red, blue and brown, with extended pen trailing to the capital of the response Iustum deduxit dominus per uias rectas and anthropomorphic detail to the capital of the verse Letamini in domino et exulte iusti et gloriamini. The psalm verse and euouae have small black capitals with red highlight.