Pontifical

Record ID: 
158113
Accession number: 
MS M.1098
Title: 
Pontifical
Created: 
Châlons-sur-Marne, France, ca. 1503.
Binding: 
16th-century Burgundian beveled wooden boards covered with black velvet, rebacked, gilt edges with ornamental gauffering, in fitted cloth case gilt, ca. 1503.
Credit: 
Purchased on the Acquisitions Fund and the E. Clark Stillman Fund, 1996.
Description: 
69 leaves (1 column, 26 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 260 x 185 mm
Provenance: 
Made for Giles of Luxembourg (bishop 1503; d. 10 February 1535) bishop and count of Châlons-sur-Marne, perhaps for his consecration in 1503 (Luxembourg arms on folio 1 surmounted by an episcopal crozier); remained in Châlons-sur-Marne after his death (16th-17th-century names inscribed on front pastedown and on 7 other pages); Convent of Recollect Friars in Châlons-sur-Marne (17th-century ownership inscription on folio 1 and probably late 18th-century stamp on folios 1v, 24, and 39v); 7th Earl of Hopetoun (his armorial bookplate and shelfmark T.12); his sale (London, Sotheby's, 25 February 1889, lot 823) to Ellis; Rev. E.S. Dewick (d. 1917); his sale (London, Sotheby's, 17 October 1918, lot 114) to Ellis; Sotheby's sale, "other properties" (London, 24 November 1921, lot 485); Maggs Catalogue 849, Florence & Tuscany: Music, 1958, no. 351; Christies' sale, "The Property of a Lady" (London, 16 November 1977, lot 317) to Alan Thomas; Sam Fogg, London; purchased from Sam Fogg on the Acquisitions Fund and the E. Clark Stillman Fund in November, 1996.
Notes: 

Ms. pontifical, use of Châlons-sur-Marne, written and illuminated in France, Burgundy, Châlons-sur-Marne, ca. 1503.
Musical notation: 4-line red staves with black notes.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, 1 half-page miniature with full inhabited border (arms, birds, and a snail), illuminated initials.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: