Leaf from an Antiphonary
late 14th century–early 15th century
Place of Manufacture: Italy
Overall (page dimensions): 32.3 x 20.8 cm (12 11/16 x 8 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on parchment
Not On View
Single leaf from an antiphonary, a choral book containing the music used in the Divine Office. This page is from the Common of Martyrs, the Office of the Dead.
1 column of 32-33 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines in brown ink, full-length to upper and lower margins, writings lines in brown ink. Heightened square notation on a four-line red staff, F- or C-clef indicated.
Written in a rounded Gothic script in black ink with red rubrics. One- to two-line red capitals in text.
Folded for use as a binding or flyleaves.
MFA label in lower right corner of recto.
By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)
 On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection