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Leaf from Antiphoner

  • Object:

    Manuscript

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    early 15th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pigment, gold and ink on parchment

  • Museum number:

    256:2

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 73, box A

Leaf from a French Antiphoner, made in 15th century. An antiphoner is a book containing the chants used for the canonical hours (cycle of daily prayers).

Physical description

Leaf from Antiphoner.
Double-sided. Gothic script. Written in black ink, first verse of the antiphon in blue and red ink. Red staves and black notes.
Decoration:
Initial "S" in blue with green vines terminated by blue, green and brown leaves in inner part, on a gold ground bordered by green. Left bar border in gold ending in green vines and leaves.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

early 15th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pigment, gold and ink on parchment

Dimensions

Width: 275 mm

Object history note

Leaf from Antiphoner.
Decoration:
Initial "S" in blue with green vines terminated by blue, green and brown leaves in inner part, on a gold ground bordered by green. Left bar border in gold ending in green vines and leaves.

Text: Marian antiphon (prayer sung in Christian liturgy for the Virgin Mary): end of "Salve Regina" ("felle potato") and "Speciosa facta es".

A duplicate number MS.818 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Descriptive line

Leaf from Antiphoner. Initial S in blue on a gold ground bordered by green. Border decoration in gold ending in vines in green. France, early 15th century. A duplicate number MS.818 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Materials

Parchment; Gold; Ink; Pigment; Material

Techniques

Illumination

Categories

Christianity; Religion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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