Gradual

Record ID: 
136031
Accession number: 
MS M.513
Title: 
Gradual
Created: 
Germany, 13th century.
Binding: 
Vellum covered strawboard.
Credit: 
Gift, 1969.
Description: 
95 leaves (1 column, 10-12 lines of music), bound : vellum, ill. ; 136 x 105 mm
Provenance: 
Sotheby's sale (London, Feb. 6, 1861 (accompanying the Saville sale) lot 86) to Boone; Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 25143); his sale (London, Sotheby's, May 17, 1897, lot 341); G. E. P. Arkwright of Crowshott; his sale (London, Sotheby's, Feb. 13, 1939, lot 96, illus.); Otto Haas (London, catalogue 26, 1947, no. 47); purchased by Mary Flagler Cary from Haas through Scribner's Book Store, New York, in 1948; Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection; given to the Pierpont Morgan Library with the Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection in 1969.
Notes: 

Ms. gradual for the use of Rome; written and decorated in Germany in the 13th century.
Musical notation: lines of music with unheightened staveless German neumes.
Decoration: 6 ornamented initials, 5 with heads in red ink and one with an animal.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: