Leaf from an Antiphonary

Italian
Medieval (Gothic)
late 14th century–early 15th century


Place of Manufacture: Italy

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 32.3 x 20.8 cm (12 11/16 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.533

Medium or Technique

Ink on parchment

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Manuscripts

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.

Inscription

MFA label in lower right corner of recto.

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection