MISSAL (PUGLIA)

MS 063
MS Short Title MISSAL (PUGLIA)
Text MISSAL: TEMPORAL, MASSES FOR THE 2nd TO 4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Puglia, Italy, late 11th c., 1 f., 35x25 cm, 2 columns, (28x20 cm), 29 lines in a fine Beneventan minuscule of "Bari type", music in Beneventan diastematic (heightened) staffless neumes with accompanying text in smaller script, 3 large (up to half page) zoomorphic initials of entwined designs incorporating 1 bull and several birds' heads in fine penwork filled with green, yellow, orange, and blue washes, 4 2-3 line initials decorated in colours, smaller initials and capitals touched with colours.
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Context 1 more f. at Harvard, the Hofer Collection MS Typ 701; 1 f. in New York, Bernard Breslauer Collection; 1 f. (I/219) Sam Fogg, Sep. 2003.
Provenance 1. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco, I/218 (1966/70-1987); 2.. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Cat. 1128(1990):8.
Commentary From a decorated Beneventan Missal, comparable in quality of script and decoration to Vatican Lat. 10645 (Missale plenum).
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Place of origin Italy
Dates late 11c AD

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