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First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar.

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Title
First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar.
Additional title: Initial with scene of mass, border and rubrics.
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Missal, Sarum use

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1485 - 1499
Place: London
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 63
Topics
Priests
Flowers
Altars
Borders (Ornament Areas)
Genres
Manuscripts
Notes
Ownership: Formerly in St. Stephen's chapel, Westminster. Given away in 1549 by the last Dean, John Chamber. Subsequently in collections of Strode, Finch, and Rev. John Disney. Given in 1884 by J.J. Astor.
Content: 1 (perhaps 2, second on f. 162)
Content: 36 lines (33 in calendar) in two columns, ruled in purple. Prickings and catchwords visible.
Content: De Ricci, 1324-5. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: Dr. Guest places the manuscript in London. De Ricci dates it to the early 15th century, Guest to the late 15th century.
Content: Elaborate border work and initials at openings of sections. Medium gold initials on red and blue fields. Small alternating gold and blue initials with opposing color penwork. Penwork flourishes in border, including leaves colored green. Rubrics.
Content: Initial on f. 9 shows performance of mass.
Content: Parchment
Content: The foliation here begins on the second vellum leaf. But the consistent 8-folio quire structure and the vellum's appearance suggest that it should begin on the first vellum leaf; therefore, all folio #s here are one higher than those written in volume.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b806fd0-c5cb-012f-6b63-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1485: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1485 - 1499. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e526-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e526-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1485 - 1499). First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e526-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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First Sunday in Advent: historiated initial, priest at altar.