Processional, Dominican use
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- Processional, Dominican use
- Published / Created
- ca. 1440
- Publication Place
Manuscript on parchment. Written as a gift for Barbara Pfintzing, who entered a nunnery in 1441 at the age of 16. The text indicates that the manuscript was produced for use in a Dominican house of nuns; liturgical directions are written in German (the feminine forms in the antiphons and prayers often bear suprascript masculine endings, in red).
Written apparently in Southern Germany as a gift for Barbara Pfintzing, who entered a nunnery in 1441 at the age of 16 ... The text (see articles 1 and 4) indicates that the manuscript was produced for use in a Dominican house of nuns ...
Binding: Sixteenth century. Resewn, using original sewing holes, on three double vegetable fiber cords laced into back-cornered and indented oak boards. Endbands embroidered on a strip of vellum and adhered, the vellum extending onto the outside of the boards. The spine is square and lined all along with manuscript fragments extending to the inside of the boards. Covered in vellum blind-tooled with concentric borders containing heads in oval frames among foliage in the outer, and busts of saints in the inner. Two brass fastenings, the catch on the upper board, straps attached to the lower with a metal plate. Straps wanting and a slight crack in one joint.
Script: Written by a single scribe in well formed gothic textura. Articles 1 and 6 have 4-line staves, in red, and black square notes.
Uninspired blue initial, 2-stave, on f. 1r, infilled and surrounded by red penwork flourishes with blue accents. Similar plain initials, 2-line, alternate in blue, red, and black with red throughout. Running titles and headings in red.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
German, Middle High (ca.1050-1500)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 205
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Monasticism and religious orders
Processionals (Liturgical books)
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Processional, Dominican Use. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 205.
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