Missal

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Record ID: 
121469
Accession number: 
MS M.713
Title: 
Missal
Created: 
Florence, Italy, or in Avignon, France, during the late 1320s.
Binding: 
Formerly bound in 18th- or 19th-century Italian purple morocco gilt with cross in center, two silver gilt clasps; rebound in 1929 by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in full blue crushed levant blind-tooled, with chemise and case lettered in platinum.
Credit: 
Purchased in 1927.
Description: 
167 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 375 x 255 mm
Provenance: 
Commissioned by Cardinal Jacopo Stefaneschi (d. 1343); no. CCCLII in an old Italian collection (inscription at upper margin on front flyleaf); purchased from Lathrop Colgate Harper in Jan. 1927.
Notes: 

Ms. missal; written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, or in Avignon, France, during the late 1320s.
A colophon on fol. 167v states that this is the seventh and final volume of a missal that contains the Ordinary of the Mass and the main prayers of the missal for the Votive Mass and that there are 19 quinterns and 8 leaves: Septimu(m) volum(en) i(n) missali q(u)o e(st) testam(en)tu(m) misse, & ora(tion)es (m)a(io)res i(n) missali s(cundu)m misse votive, & s(un)t q(ui)nt(er)ni xix, & viii carte.
It has been suggested that this manuscript is one of a codicologically homogenous group created for Cardinal Jacopo Stefaneschi that were copied by the same scribe and illuminated by the same artist--Cf. Dix siècles d'enluminure italianne (VIe-XVIe siècles).
Musical notation: 4-line staves in red ink with square notes throughout.
Decoration: 4 historiated initials, 2 historiated borders.
Artist: Master of the St. George Codex.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
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