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Folios from an Antiphoner for a Carthusian house

Illuminated Manuscripts
ca. 1385-1400
Place Of Origin

Foliation: parchment. 4 ff.

Number of lines: 9 lines of stave and text (staves of 4 lines).

Language: Latin.

Script: Gothic bookhand.

Textual content: some leaves are bound back to front.
f. 1r-1v: Chant, headed ‘Dominici prima adventus’ in a 17th-century hand.
f.2v-r: Chants from ‘Feria V ad benedictus A’.
f.3v-r: Chants for Christmas, with a major incipit.
f.4r-v: Chants, headed ‘In Exaltatione sancta Crucis’ in a 17th-century hand, with a response.

Decoration: large ‘puzzle’ initials in red and blue, the height of 2 lines of music and text with penwork ornaments and half-fleur-de-lys running down the left-hand edge of the text with pen flourishing (ff. 1r, 2r, 3r).

Binding: no binding.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Ink and pigments on parchment.
Brief Description
Manuscript cuttings, leaves from an Antiphoner, France (Paris?), ca. 1385-1400.
Physical Description
Foliation: parchment. 4 ff.



Number of lines: 9 lines of stave and text (staves of 4 lines).



Language: Latin.



Script: Gothic bookhand.



Textual content: some leaves are bound back to front.

f. 1r-1v: Chant, headed ‘Dominici prima adventus’ in a 17th-century hand.

f.2v-r: Chants from ‘Feria V ad benedictus A’.

f.3v-r: Chants for Christmas, with a major incipit.

f.4r-v: Chants, headed ‘In Exaltatione sancta Crucis’ in a 17th-century hand, with a response.



Decoration: large ‘puzzle’ initials in red and blue, the height of 2 lines of music and text with penwork ornaments and half-fleur-de-lys running down the left-hand edge of the text with pen flourishing (ff. 1r, 2r, 3r).



Binding: no binding.

Dimensions
  • Leaf height: 250mm
  • Leaf width: 180mm
  • Text block height: 180mm
  • Text block width: 125mm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Written in France (Paris?), ca. 1385-1400 for a Carthusian House, possibly Champnol.

(1) Annotated in a 17th-century script stating that the leaves are extracted from an Antiphoner from the Charterhouse of Champnol, near Dijon.

(2) Bought with a 1578 printed book (now in the NAL 88.E.24) in 1895.
Bibliographic Reference
Watson, R. Western Illuminated Manuscripts.Victoria and Albert Museum. A catalogue of works in the National Art Library from the eleventh to the early twentieth century, with a complete account of the George Reid Collection. London, 2011.vol. 1, pp. 168-169, cat. 27.
Other Number
86 Drawer 9 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library Number
MSL/1895/19A.

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