Missal

Accession number: 
MS M.892
Title: 
Missal
Created: 
Hamburg, Germany, before 1381.
Credit: 
Gift of the Fellows, 1958.
Description: 
3 leaves (2 columns, 26 lines), matted : vellum, ill. ; 389 x 285 mm
Provenance: 
Probably commissioned and presented as a gift by Johannes de Wusthorpe of Hamburg (d.1381; see inscription at upper righthand margin of M.892.1: Dominus Johannes de Wusthorpe presbiter. Prothonotarius civitatis hamburgensis dedit istum librum. Orate deum pro eo); W.H. Crawford, Lakeland County, Cork (preserved in an album); his sale (London, Sotheby's, 20 March 1891, Eighth day's sale, lot 2114) to Quaritch; Stirling- Maxwell Collection?; Lathrop C. Harper; purchased from Harper with the assistance of the Fellows July, 1958.
Notes: 

Ms.missal single leaves; written and illuminated in Hamburg, Germany, second half of the 14th century, before 1381.
Decoration: M.892.1: 1 historiated initial R[esurrexi] with the Resurrection, elaborate marginal border with historiated vignettes at the bas-de-page: a lion resuscitating its dead cub, a donkey playing a zither, and a monkey offering a gold chalice. Original foliation IX on recto; M.892.2: 1 historiated initial S[uscepimus] with the Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple; border decoration with 2 vignettes at the bas-de-page: a young man and two women catching birds, and a wolf in a hooded robe lecturing to geese; original foliation LV on recto; M.892.3: 1 historiated initial C[ibaviteos] with a priest celebrating Mass before an altar; border decoration and two historiated vignettes at the bas-de-page: (reversed hunting scenes) fox and hare carrying hounds strung on poles, and a fox riding a donkey led by an ape holding an owl instead of a falcon. Original foliation CCV on recto.
Artist: Meister Bertram von Minden.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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