MISSAL (MONTECASSINO)

MS 055
MS Short Title MISSAL (MONTECASSINO)
Text MISSAL: SANCTORAL FOR ST. SAVINA, DECOLLATION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST; FEASTS OF SAINTS TIMOTHY, BARTHOLOMEW, HERMES, AND AUGUSTINE; THE COMMEMORATION OF ST. PAUL, APOSTLES "INFRA OCTAVAS", STS. PROCESSUS AND MARTIANUS, OCTAVE OF APOSTLES, THE SEVEN MARTYRED BROTHERS, AND MARY MAGDALEN
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Montecassino, Italy, early 12th c., 4 ff., 26x 18 cm, single column, (20x12 cm), 29 lines in a very fine Beneventan minuscule of Montecassino type in 2 sizes, Beneventan diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes, 11 large initials with interlacing foliate designs in liquid gold, outlined in red and infilled with blue and red, other initials brightly painted in red filled with blue, green and yellow.
Context 1 f. at Rome, Edward Ullman Collection, Ullman 14; 1 f. New York, Morgan Library, M. 830A; 1 f. Charlottesville, Virginia, Marvin Colker Collection, 286 (Maggs Cat. 1002:40); 1 f. Leiden, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit, B.P.L. 2842; 1 f. Oberlin College, MS. 58.19; 1 f. Riverside, California Baptist College. 1 f. listed by Lowe in 1962 at the Newberry Library now "lost". All surviving ff. once formed parts of 2 gatherings.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino (from 12th c.); 2. Neapolitan Archives; Bifolium: 3. E.A. Lowe, Princeton, MS 4 (ca. 1962); 4. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/220 (1972-1987); Single leaf 1: 3. Otto F. Ege, Ohio (-1951); 4. Sotheby's 26.11.1985:41; Single leaf 2: 3. Sotheby's 14.7.1981:9; 4. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, (1981-1987); All: 5. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1128(1990):12.
Commentary From a fine illuminated Missal described by E.A. Lowe as being in the "best Montecassino style".
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
See also

MS 1681, Antiphonal, Montecassino, 2nd half 12th c.

See also MS 1981, Prayers, Italy, 1st half 16th c.

Place of origin Montecassino, Italy
Dates end half 12c AD

Location