|Specific title||Breviary leaf: Feast of Corpus Christi, Matins (UW Ms 86 verso) |
|Date||15th century, first half. |
|Earliest Date||1400 |
|Latest Date||1450 |
|Country of Origin||Italy |
|Dimensions||273 x 200 mm (text block: 165 x 130 mm). |
|Support||Parchment (perhaps goat) |
|Number of Folios||Single leaf recto |
|Script||Gothic: Textualis rotunda italiana: 3 mm for lessons, 2 mm for chant incipits.|
|Decoration||Text in black ink.|
White vine initials (11 mm high) on blue, pink, or purple backgrounds start each lesson. Pen-flourished "harpstring" initials, 6 mm high, in blue ink with red flourishing start each response or antiphon. Border spraywork on top, bottom, and mid-page grows out of gold staffs. Flower stems drawn in gold ink. Flowers in deep blue, green, and magenta.
|Notes||Layout: Two columns, 58 mm wide, 30 lines each. Ruling in leadpoint.|
Script: Rounded bows; biting; uncrossed Tyronian 7; two-compartment a closed by hairline stroke; j used for i at the beginning of a sentence, and in the second position when two is appear together; uncial d with short horizontal shaft; final m replaced by 3-sign at the end of lines; trailing s at the end of lines. Hyphens are used to divide words at the end of a line.
Text: Text continues from recto to verso.
Condition: Excellent condition, colors are vibrant and writing very clear. Page edges are lightly soiled.
|Contextual Notes||The Feast of Corpus Christi was added to the liturgical calendar by Pope Urban IV in a papal bull "Transituris de hoc mundo" dated 1264. It is celebrated on the Thursday after Holy Trinity Sunday. |
|Incipit||//confortamur in bono et ad virtutem |
|Explicit||Educas panem de terra// |
|Text source||The lessons are quotes from the papal bull. |
|Subjects||Manuscripts--Medieval; Catholic Church--Breviary.|
|Digital Collection||Medieval and Historical Manuscripts |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Identification Number||UW Ms 86v |
|Object Type||Manuscript, medieval |
|Restrictions||All items in the collection are fragile, and permission is needed to view them, Access by appointment only. |
|Reference||Brown: 122-123; Derolez 104-110. |
|Staff notes||Locating clues: Pen-flourished harp-string initials, textualis rotunda script, colors of flowers in border, white-vine background for initials.|
Dating clues: Border style consistent with other 15th century Italian manuscripts in Digital Scriptorium, for example the Llangattock Breviary from the American Academy of Rome. White vine initials die out in Italy by the mid 15th century.