Manus 32: Breviarium [fragment] : Fourth Sunday of Advent. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 32
Level of Description


  • 15th or 16th c. (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Language: Latin. Date: 15th or 16th c. Title: Breviarium [fragment] : Fourth Sunday of Advent. Creator: Unknown. Place of creation: Unknown. Physical description: Vellum, 1 leaf ; 84 x 60 cm. Summary: The invitatory and the beginning of the Divine Office for the fourth Sunday of Advent (Dominica quarta Adventus, on recto). The fourteenth century Peterborough Antiphoner contains a similar version, see “Dominica 4 Adventus” in The Peterborough Antiphoner: An antiphoner of the fourteenth century from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. Andrew, Peterborough, Northamptonshire (Magdalene College, Cambridge, Ms. F.4.10.) ; available online at Note: Huge, elephant folio vellum leaf ; some wrinkling, but very minor given the size of the leaf ; slight damage to lower-right corner, not affecting the text ; recto of leaf is numbered xcviii (98) in upper-right margin. Written in red and black in a single, very large (6 cm. tall) gothic hand ; rubricated in red ; 11 lines to a page. Three large illuminated initials (the largest 9 x 12 cm.) in red, blue, purple, and green ; six smaller initials (c. 8 x 7 cm.) embellished in green, yellow, and pink. Housed in a large floating frame, thus both sides of the leaf are visible. History of Brandeis’s acquisition of the leaf is unknown. Call #: Manus 32