Antiphonary leaf.

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Germany] : [producer not identified], [between 1400 and 1500]
1 leaf : parchment, illustrations, music ; 55 x 39 cm


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Library of Congress genre(s)
  • First responsory for Matins on the feast of John the Baptist from the Sanctorale of an Antiphonary: “Fvit homo missus a deo cui nomen iohannes erat ... [verse, begins on verso] Erat iohannes in deserto ...” Second responsory begins, “Descendit angelus ||”
  • Script: Textualis quadrata,
  • Decoration: The first responsory opens with a 2-line red and blue parti-colored initial F extending along the left margin in red and blue; within the arms of the initial is a blue roundel containing the Agnus Dei, and surrounded by four green roundels rimmed in gold, each containing approximations of a heraldic beast (eagle displayed, lion passant, unicorn repassant reguardant, and leopard repassant).
Binding note
One parchment leaf, now enclosed in a frame.
Kane MS. 10 originated in the Upper Rhine valley, although for some reason de Ricci believed that it was of Venetian origin. This leaf was once folio 126; the number was written in ink in an early modern hand in the middle of the top margin, but was subsequently partially erased. Early provenance is unknown. The letter E is written in pencil in the lower right corner of the recto, and on the verso lower margin is a number in pencil “0 4121” and “11” in the upper right corner. The leaf was acquired by Grenville Kane (1854-1943), of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. The Kane Collection was acquired by the Princeton University Library from Kane's heirs in February 1946.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, page 18.
Cite as
Kane MS. 10, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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