Breviary, with neumes, with texts for the Office of St. Afra : manuscript fragment.
- Catholic Church
- [Austria?, circa 1200-1230], [1200-1230?]
- Type of resource:
- 1 leaf, 220 x 157 mm (190 x 130 mm)
- St. Gall neumes written without staves.
- Layout and script: a complete leaf written in single columns of 19 lines, early gothic script, dark brown ink.
Decoration: Two large initials "G" (Gloriosa) and "B" (Beatus) with entwined leafy tendrils in red and pale blue.
Marginal crease from use as a flyleaf in a binding from Melk.
This leaf survived as a flyleaf in a volume from the Benedictine Abbey of Melk in lower Austria (founded 1089). In addition to the 17th- or 18th-century shelfmark "Monasterii Mellicensis J. 47" written and partly erased in the upper margin of the recto, an inscription "Isle liber pertinet ad Medlicum" has been written in the upper margin of the verso. [dealer description]
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 50), 2010. Accession 2010-167.
- Church music > Catholic Church > 500-1400
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) > Austria
- Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305
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