Epistolary: Epistolarium

Item

Title

Epistolary: Epistolarium

Contributor

Ege, Otto F.

Description

Leaf 37. "Epistolaries are among the rarest of liturgical manuscripts. Their text consists of the Epistles and Gospels with lessons from the Old Testament for particular occasions. Sometimes, as in this leaf, they had interlinear neumes in red neumes in red to assist the deacon or sub-deacon in chanting parts of this section of the church service while he was standing on the second step in front of the altar. This text is written in well executed rotunda gothic script with cold Lombardic intitials. Some of the filigree decoration which surrounds the initial letters has faded because it was executed in some of the fugitive colors which were then prepared from the juices of such flowers and plants as tumeric, saffron, lilies, and prugnameroli (buckthorn berries)" (Ege).
Possible insect damage

Medium

Language

Spatial Coverage

Date

Date Created

1400/1499

Provenance

Ege, Otto F.

Source

Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI century.

Is Format Of

Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries; Z109 .E4 YSMS Spec 31794000831238

Rights

No Known Copyright
This is a rights statement for the compound object consisting of the medieval manuscript leaf and the information card provided by Otto Ege. The leaf has No Copyright in the United States. The card has No Known Copyright. Determination was attempted and based on Ege's death date and possible publication date. It was concluded that the card is probably not in copyright.

Type

Format

Identifier

spc_ege_000104080_37

start date

1400

end date

1499