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Sequentiary

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A sequentiary (a book containing sequences, a class of hymns in rythmical prose), with 118 folios (ff.) and 2 leaves: (Description of contents lists folio range, followed by the name of the Feast, and the accompanying Sequence in parentheses. ) ff. 1 - 3: Nativity (Laetabundus exultet...

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Inscription

18th-century cursive signature on f. i: "S[oeurs] Marie et Catherine De Tiercelin Brosses." Nineteenth-century notation: "Livre d'heures des XIV siecle [ ] at sale of library of M. Cottarcue Dec. 16/87 Paris."

Provenance

18th century, in collection of Sisters Marie et Catherine De Tiercelin Brosses [see note 1]; by 1880, John Joseph May; 1880, gift of John Joseph May. (Accession date: April 14, 1880) NOTES: [1] See inscription on f. 1.

Credit Line

Gift of John Joseph May

Sequentiale

French, Medieval (Gothic), late 14th century

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 15.6 x 11 cm (6 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.504

Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink, pencil (modern), and gold on parchment; bindings of calfskin over pasteboards with gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts