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Breviary – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1450 – 1500 CE · Germany/Low Countries · 170 x 130 mm


Melbourne, The University of Melbourne Library, SpC/RB 60C/8, 26
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Acquired by the Library from bookseller Littera Scripta.

Contents The text is from the liturgical psalter (Ordo psalterii), for the hour of Matins on Sundays. On the recto, the antiphon Surge et inaeternum serva closes the first nocturn, and, on the verso, Psalm 15 (lines 1-6) opens the second nocturn.

Script decoration 5 three-line initials in black ink touched with colour, alternately red or blue; 1 two-line initial in blue and 5 one-line initials alternately red or blue. Initials introducing antiphons and versicles stroked in red. Rubrics written in red in the same script as the text.