DUL Add.MS. 1950/8Missal (bifolium)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Bifolium from a large Romanesque noted Missal, written in the Low Countries in the mid 12th century, reused as a book cover in the 17th century.


Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2mzc77sq29p.html


Physical description of manuscript
Support

Parchment

Extent: 1 bifolium
Size: 345 mm x 465 mm

Condition of manuscriptSome scuffs, small stains, folds and later scribbles
Layout

Single column, 20 lines

Script

Written in two sizes of a tall and handsome bookhand, the larger on a monumental scale, without biting curves and with a strong st-ligature, capitals crossed with arching penstrokes.

Smaller script accompanied by music in form of neumes
Decoration

Red rubrics, one-line initials in pale blue or red, 2-line initials touched in wavy penstrokes in contrasting colour, three larger initials variegated in red and pale blue with geometric patterns and twirls of foliage.


Manuscript history
Creation

Written in Low Countries, mid 12th century.

Provenance

Turned inside out, trimmed, folded and holed for stitching when later used as a cover for a 1650 book or document.


Manuscript contents
Modern title: Missal
Language: Latin

Bifolium from a Romanesque noted Missal of grand proportions, [from the Low Countries], originally folios 83 & 86, but now in inverted order. 83 has texts for Dominica III post Pentecosten including the lections Luke 15.1-7 (acephalous), Colossians 3.17-24, and Matthew 5.25-28. 86 has texts for Dominica IV post Pentecosten, including the lections Luke 6.36-42 and Luke 15.8-10. Turned inside out, trimmed, folded and holed for stitching when later used as a cover for a 1650 book or document.


Digitised material for Durham University Library Fragments: Add.MS 1950/8
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