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Title:

no. 37, Epistolarium

Date:

1430 - 1470

Subject:

Epistolaries -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian; Manuscripts, Medieval

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

29.0 x 21.3 cm.

Title:

no. 37, Epistolarium

Date:

1430 - 1470

Subject:

Epistolaries -- Illustrations
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian; Manuscripts, Medieval

Publisher:

Case Western Reserve University, digital content

Format:

29.0 x 21.3 cm.

Description:

Caption "Epistolaries are among the rarest of liturgical manuscripts. Their text consists of the Epistles and Gospels with lessons from the Old Testament for particular occasions. Sometimes, as in this leaf, they had interlinear neumes in red to assist the deacon or sub-deacon in chanting parts of this section of the church service while he was standing on the second step in front of the altar.
The text is written in well executed rotunda gothic script with bold Lombardic initials. Some of the filigree decoration which surrounds the initial letters has faded because it was executed in some of the fugitive colors which were then prepared from the juices of such flowers and plants as tumeric, saffron, lilies, and prugnameroli (buckthorn berries)." (written by Otto Ege) This vellum leaf was created in mid-fifteenth century Italy.
In Rotunda or Round Gothic Script, Square Rhetorical Neumes.

Contributor:

Ege, Otto F.

Type:

Text
Manuscript document

Identifier:

http://hdl.handle.net/2186/ksl:ege037r

Language:

Latin

Relation:

Vellum leaf from set number 37 of the collection of: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century, compiled by Otto F. Ege

Coverage:

Middle 15th Century

Rights:

These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For permission to reproduce and/or publish, contact Special Collections at 216-368-2993


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title: Epistolary, Italy, recto
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