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Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 19 Miscellaneous manuscripts (Large)


Miscellaneous manuscripts (Large)


Call number

Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 19
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers


University of Pennsylvania


In Latin


Fragments from 3 bifolia from a notated missal made in Germany in the second half of the 12th century. The text of the missal was written in double columns, with rubrics and cantillation signs in red and large initials in red and blue. Texts to be sung, including psalms, are written in a smaller script and accompanied by neumes without staves. On the fragments are partial prayers and readings for the feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (8 November), Wednesday of Holy Week and Good Friday (two fragments from the same bifolium), and the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The passion narratives of Luke (23.18-35, 23.37-41) and John (18.5-10) on the Holy Week fragments are marked with cantillation signs (the letters t, c, and a), generally taken as directions for intonation or speed of reading. The fragments were used to cover bindings, and their exposed sides were stained black, against which some text is visible, now a golden color presumably due to a reaction between the ink and the black dye.


1 item (4 fragments) : 370-390 x 60-168 mm




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Fragment 1, Side 1
4240_0000.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0000_thumb.jpg (3.1 KB)
4240_0000_web.jpg (168.1 KB)

Fragment 1, Side 2
4240_0001.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0001_thumb.jpg (2.3 KB)
4240_0001_web.jpg (122.5 KB)

Fragment 2, Side 1
4240_0002.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0002_thumb.jpg (3.2 KB)
4240_0002_web.jpg (184.8 KB)

Fragment 2, Side 2
4240_0003.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0003_thumb.jpg (2.3 KB)
4240_0003_web.jpg (140.1 KB)

Fragment 3, Side 1
4240_0004.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0004_thumb.jpg (3.2 KB)
4240_0004_web.jpg (177.9 KB)

Fragment 3, Side 2
4240_0005.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0005_thumb.jpg (2.5 KB)
4240_0005_web.jpg (134.9 KB)

Fragment 4, Side 1
4240_0006.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0006_thumb.jpg (3.2 KB)
4240_0006_web.jpg (185.2 KB)

Fragment 4, Side 2
4240_0007.tif (59.3 MB)
4240_0007_thumb.jpg (2.3 KB)
4240_0007_web.jpg (129.2 KB)