Single initial cut from a 15th-century antiphonal : in Latin
- Single initial cut from a 15th-century antiphonal : in Latin
- Title (alt.) :
Antiphonal in Latin
- Title (uniform):
- Catholic Church
- Maggs Bros.
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Antiphonaries (Service books)
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
- Parchment cutting : parchment, ill. ; 98 x 96 mm set in paper sheet measuring 230 x 175 mm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (acquisition):
Purchased in 1957 from Maggs.
- Notes (citation):
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, page 220
Illuminated initial "A" showing the Visitation, cut from a mid-15th century Dutch antiphonal.
Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Written in the Netherlands in the mid-15th century.
Former call no. BPL MS 1599.
Currently shelved under call no. MS pb Med. 174.
Bibliographic record created by BPL staff based on description by Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis.
- Notes (object):
Script: Written in a Gothic bookhand in black ink with red rubrics.
Mounted to a sheet of paper with the no. 38 in a dealer's hand, probably the leaf's number in the dealer's portfolio. Same dealer's handwritten description on the upper half of the sheet reads "Rhenish school (? Dutch): first half xv century/ Initial "A", showing The Visitation." Housed in a wrap-around folder in an oversize manilla folder.
- Table of Contents:
Recto: [Monstrans culmen dulcedinis ... d]omo proximi propinqua [templo domini devote subministr]at. Evovae. R. O p[raeclara stella maris virgo ma]ter singularis qu[ae] ...
Verso: two-staff high initial [A] (the first antiphon or responsory of Matins, text undetermined) in gold leaf on pale rose with white filigree, historiated with the Visitation: on a grassy plain with a church and a few small houses in the background, St. Elizabeth (at left) greets the Virgin Mary (at right); their banderoles read "Surgens maria abiit in Montana" (Luke 1:39) and "Unde hoc mi[hi] ut mater domini mei venit [sic.] ad me."
- Call #:
MS pb Med. 174
BPL MS 1599 (no longer used)