Single leaf from a Beneventan noted breviary : in Latin
Single leaf from a Beneventan noted breviary, containing chants and lessons for Monday and Tuesday in the fourth week of Lent. Formerly used as a covering for a 17th-century volume. On the recto, text begins with the conclusion of the first lesson, proceeding through lesson 3, and concluding in the antiphon "Auferte ista hinc." On the verso, approximately half of the text is washed away; with antiphon "Solvite templum hoc" followed by the first lesson -- Bruno of Segni's homily on John 7:14 (Patrologia Latina 165:801; incipit: [D]ixim[us] su[per]ius hanc festiuitate[m] septe[m] dieb[us] celebrari) -- and a portion of the second lesson.
Title devised by cataloger; date range based on script.
Origin: Written in southern Italy.
Provenance: Used in the 17th(?) century as a book covering, with later inscription, in Italian. The year "1634" (1635, 1636, etc.) written in several places.
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts, London, in November, 2020.
Purchase; Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts; 2020; 2020.45.
Layout: Two columns, 31 lines per column.
Script: Written in a Beneventan minuscule in brown ink with red rubrics and initials; capitals highlighted in red and yellow.
Decoration: Red lombards, three-line penwork "d" filled in red and yellow on verso.
Music: Neumes on a two-line staff; red line for "f," yellow line for "c."