Leaf from an Antiphonary
Attributed to Neri da Rimini (Italian, active 1303–1328)
Place of Manufacture: Bologna, Italy
Overall (page dimensions): 48.8 x 36 cm (19 3/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment
Not On View
One of four codicologically unrelated leaves from an antiphonary, a choral book containing the music used in the Divine Office.
1 column of 6 staves in Latin. Bounding lines blind or light plummet, doubled and full-length to upper and lower edges, writing lines blind or light plummet, with upper and lower bounding lines for each line of text. Heightened square notation on a four-line red staff, C-clef indicated.
Written in a Italian rotunda script in black ink, red rubrics. Two-staff-high historiated initial on the recto with Isaac, bedridden and blind, approached by Esau, holding bow and arrow, in foliate [T] (for “Tolle arma…”) in gold and colors with acanthus into margins.
17th century foliation in outer margin reads 42.
By 1920, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1920, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: September 2, 1920)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection