Date: 15th or 16th c.
Title: Breviarium [fragment] : Fourth Sunday of Advent.
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 http://www.cursus.uea.ac.uk/ms/peterborough.
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