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Fragment of a breviary, 12th century

Identifier: MS 211/XXIII

Scope and Contents

Upper part of leaf of a noted Breviary, containing portions of anthems, responsories, and lessons from a Common, probably that of Many Martyrs.
Writing Fine hand in black ink, music neumes. Red lines for musical notation (neums). Blue and red slight filigree initials.


  • 12th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 folios

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum?


20.20 cm x 16.40 cm

Lines to a page

double columns, music and lines of text

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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