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Ms. Codex 681 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 681 - Catholic Church - [Book of hours]
Catholic Church.
[Book of hours] [manuscript].
[France, between 1450 and 1500]
Physical description:
10 leaves : parchment, col. ill., 203 x 137 (115 x 70) mm. bound to 211 x 150 mm.
Fragment of a book of hours, French script, use of Sarum [?]. Misbound: includes Ad laudes (f. 1r-v, f. 7-10); Matins (f. 3r-6v), ending in the middle of the Te Deum; commemoration of St. Anne (f. 2r); commemoration of St. Catherine.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger; title in Zacour-Hirsch, Horae.
Foliation: Parchment, iii (modern paper) + 10 + iii (modern paper); [1-10]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 21 long lines; frame-ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a Gothic script by a single hand.
Decoration: Wide illuminated border and illuminated 6-line initial (f. 1r); wide decorative border and fully colored 6-line miniature of St. Catherine (f. 2v); initials decorated in gold, red, and blue throughout.
Binding: Modern red morocco, upper cover detached.
Origin: Written in France in the second half of the 15th century.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 681.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 681
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