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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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MFA label in lower right corner of recto.


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.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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

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Ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts