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historiated initials

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Initials containing scenes or figures germane to the text.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

MS 2: Biblia Sacra [Bible. Latin. Vulgate], c 1300

Identifier: MS 2
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains the complete text of the Vulgate. It also contains the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum ('Interpretations of the Hebrew names'), a list, mostly in alphabetical order, of Hebrew names found in the Bible, attributed to Stephen Langton (died 1228); each Hebrew name is accompanied by a short explanation in Latin.At the beginning of Nehemiah, a second hand has added the numeral for 'second' and a later...
Dates: c 1300

MS 26: Breviary, c 1300

Identifier: MS 26
Scope and Contents The Breviary is a liturgical book which gathers all the texts needed on any given day of the year to recite the Divine Office. It is mainly meant for members of the clergy (for example, bishops, priests and deacons) and contains detailed instructions for prayer at each of the canonical hours of the day. It is divided into distinct parts: a Kalendar, which lists all the most important feasts of the year and can be often tailored to fit a specific diocese or...
Dates: c 1300

MS 27: Composite manuscript including two texts, early 14th century; early 15th century

Identifier: MS 27
Contents Contains two texts bound together, in five different hands.The manuscript is a Sarum Breviary with a full Sarum Litany, and a Kalendar. This is in four different hands.Additionally, and ff.231v-232v feature a Chronicle of Scottish History.The texts are described separately, under MS 27/ff. ir-iiv, 231v-232v and MS 27/ff. 1r-482v. Writing The script is good and uniform. The chronicle section, on...
Dates: early 14th century; early 15th century

MS 33: Gradual, 15th century

Identifier: MS 33
Scope and Contents A Gradual (or graduale) is a book which contains the chants sung during the Mass. It includes the music notation together with the words. Like the Breviary, it is divided into distinct parts according to the two main cycles of the liturgical year, which contain respectively all the parts of the liturgy which vary in accordance to a specific observance (proprium de tempore, 'proper of time' and...
Dates: 15th century

MS 38: Book of Hours (Use of Rome) , c 1503

Identifier: MS 38
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 16th century, of Italian provenance. The Use is that of Rome. It was probably copied in Bologna and the Kalendar also seems to support this origin (see local saints reported).The scribe has written the Greek word telos ('end') at the end of the Hours of the Virgin (f. 119v), Penitential Psalms (f. 122v) and Office of the Dead...
Dates: c 1503

MS 39: Book of Hours (Use of Sarum), c 1430

Identifier: MS 39
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 15th century, of English origin, following the Use of Sarum.Hymn of Saint Katherine of Alexandria: starts on f. 1r and begins with the words Gaude Virgo Katerina. It has been added after the book was finished.Kalendar: starts on f. 2r. Contains commemorations of Saints, Martyrs, and other festivities. The writing alternates black, blue, red and golden ink. The feasts commemorated...
Dates: c 1430

MS 40: Book of Hours (Use of Sarum), second half of the 15th century

Identifier: MS 40
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin from the 15th century following the Use of Sarum. It was probably written for use in the diocese of Lincoln, but the illumination is French, and possibly the hand also (see local saints in the Kalendar for the connection with Lincoln).Kalendar: starts on f. 1r. Contains commemorations of Saints and Martyr, and other festivities (the most important are written in red). Miniatures illustrate activities linked to the season.The Lincoln...
Dates: second half of the 15th century

MS 44: Book of Hours (Use of Sens), c 1400

Identifier: MS 44
Contents Book of Hours (Use of Sens) in Latin from the 15th century, of French origin.Kalendar (in French): starts f.1Sequences of the Gospels (in Latin): starts .13. It consists of two sections starting with the following words: In principio erat, which goes until f.14, and In ill tempore missus, which is from f.14 verso to f.15 verso.Hours of the Virgin (Use of Sens)...
Dates: c 1400

MS 49: Prayer Book and Book of Hours, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 49
Contents The manuscript is a Prayer Book and Book of Hours from the late 15th century that originated in Italy.The Penitential Psalms start on f.1r.The Litany starts on f.12r.The Prayers start on f.22v. These include the Ave Maria, Pater Noster, Credo, and Salve Regina.The ...
Dates: late 15th century

MS 50: Martyrology (Use of Aberdeen), 16th century (after 1552)

Identifier: MS 50
Contents The manuscript is a Martyrology from the 16th century (after 1552) and originating in Scotland. A martyrology is a catalogue or list of martyrs and other saints arranged in the calendar order of their anniversaries or feasts. This specific manuscript is similar to the Aberdeen Breviary; it is Use of Aberdeen.The Kalendar with Obits starts on f.1r.The Martyrologium secundum usum Ecclesie Aberdonensis (Martyrology, Use of Aberdeen) starts on...
Dates: 16th century (after 1552)