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Leaf from an Antiphonary

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Single leaf from an antiphonary, a choral book containing the music used in the Divine Office. This page is from the Common of Martyrs, the Office of the Dead. 1 column of 32-33 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines in brown ink, full-length to upper and lower margins, writings lines in brown...

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Inscription

MFA label in lower right corner of recto.

Provenance

By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Medieval (Gothic), late 14th century–early 15th century

Place of Manufacture

Italy

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 32.3 x 20.8 cm (12 11/16 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.533

Medium or Technique

Ink on parchment

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts