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Processional for use by the Dominican order, with 82 folios (ff.) and 2 leaves: f. 1 - 1v: Originally blank, mid-15th century inscription added slightly later, "Pro sorore DK" f. 1v: Originally blank, mid-15th century inscription, "Das puch gehort in das closter zu medingen prediger...

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Inscription

f. 1: a mid-15th century inscription, "Pro sorore DK" f. 1v: a mid-15th century inscription, "Das puch gehort in das closter zu medingen prediger ordens"

Provenance

Mid-15th century, the library of the Dominican nuns of St. Mary's in Medingen [see inscription f. 1v]. Mid-15th century, Sister D.K. [see inscription f. 1]. By 1907, with Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1907, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: February 14, 1907)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

North German (Medingen?), Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

Place of Manufacture

Medingen?, Germany

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 18.9 x 13.8 cm (7 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.) Other (writing space): 11.8 x 8.8 cm (4 5/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.77

Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment; bindings of deerskin over boards

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts