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Missal, with neumes, with readings for the feasts of All Saints, Saint Martin, Andrew, Nicholas, and the dedication of a church : manuscript fragment.


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Corporate Author:
Catholic Church.
Latin. In Latin.
[Austria? : circa 1180-1199]
  • Book
  • 1 leaf, 356 x 215 mm (320 x 190 mm)
Layout and script: a nearly complete leaf, double columns of 37 lines written in a romanesque hand, dark brown ink, ruled lightly with plummet. Decoration: on the recto a large initial "O" (Omnes Sancti) with entwined leafy tendrils in red outline and areas filled with green, red and blue; four other large red initials, rubrics and numerous small red initials.
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St. Gall neumes written without staves.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 49), 2010. Accession 2010-166.
From an elegant romanesque Missal with neumes, this leaf survived as a pastedown or flyleaf in a volume from the Benedictine Abbey of Melk in lower Austria (founded 1089). A 17th- or 18th-century shelfmark "Monasterii Mellicensis G. 38" is written and partly erased in the upper margin of the recto. [from dealer description]

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