Recto: cum virgo ... /a. Ps. Venite/ In primo nocturno a
Verso: A two-staff high floriate initial [V] historiated with the Death of the Virgin.
Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Produced in Italy in the early fifteenth century.
Bibliographic record created by BPL staff based on description by Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis.
Source of acquisition: Purchased in 1954 from Hoepli.
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, p. 220
Layout: Bounding and writing lines in light plummet. Square Gregorian notation on a four-line red staff.
Script: Written in a Gothic rotunda in black ink with red rubrics.
Decoration: A two-staff high floriate initial [V] (for "Vidi speciosam sicut," the first responsory of Matins) in shades of rose on gold leaf with acanthus scrolling slightly into margin, historiated with the Death of the Virgin: the Virgin lies on her deathbed, surrounded by the apostles, St. Paul in the center, St. Peter (with key) at the right.
Binding: Housed in an oversize folder.
Bibliography: Netzer, N. ed., Secular/Sacred 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston College, 2006), no. 49.