E0038 Leaf from a Missal (Missale Lemovicense Castrense)

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Title

E0038 Leaf from a Missal (Missale Lemovicense Castrense)

Subject

Missal

Description

France (Limoges); Middle 15th Century. Latin Text; Angular Gothic Script.

The provenance of this manuscript is clearly designated as Limoges because of the inclusion of certain parts of the masses proper to this diocese, and because of the presence of the coat of arms and obituary records of the noted de Rupe family of that city. Frequently, without such data, it would be impossible to determine whether a fragment written in this period and country was from Amiens, Dijon, or Limoges. The national book hand had become amazingly uniform. In this manuscript as in many manuscripts of the 15th century there is an increasing tendency to speed and slackness. France was no longer setting the standard for manuscripts. This example shows that they were greatly influenced by contemporary Italian manuscripts.

The main text ink is a dark grey. Some leaves have extensive passages underscored in red. There are alternating blue and red Lombardic initials, and pencil or ink Arabic foliation in the upper right corner.

Text: Not yet identified.

Source

Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts

Date

Middle 15th century

Rights

Item in public domain. Description provided by Dr. Fred Porcheddu-Engel via the Otto F. Ege digital collection. http://ege.denison.edu/denison_leaf_38.php

Format

300 dpi JPEG; 31 x 24 cm

Language

Latin

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Identifier

Denison University Leaf 38, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts

Tags

Citation

“E0038 Leaf from a Missal (Missale Lemovicense Castrense),” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 15, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/58.