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[Hymnal]
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[Hymnal] - Recto. 1300s. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 27, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/mmfrag/item/55/show/53.

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(1300s). [Hymnal] - Recto. Medieval Manuscript Leaves and Fragments. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/mmfrag/item/55/show/53

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[Hymnal] - Recto, 1300s, Medieval Manuscript Leaves and Fragments, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 27, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/mmfrag/item/55/show/53.

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Title [Hymnal]
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Europe
Date 1300s
Description The leaf probably belonged to a Psalter (Hymnal section) where there are presented hymns proper of the Benedictine order. This specimen bears three hymns with partial music notation: the 4th strophe of the Hymn to Saint Benedict at Lauds; the hymn to be sung at Lauds (May 3rd) for the celebration of the finding of the True Cross; and the Hymn to Saint John the Baptist (June 24th) at Matins. SCRIPT: Italian gothic liturgical book hand. DECORATION: recto. first column: historiated gothic capital O in light mauve, embellished with foliated elements in green and blue and framed in burnished gold ground. Inside the letter is depicted a young person dressed in green, with curly hair and lowered eyelids, in a pose of adoration, embracing the Holy Cross. Seen in the distance is a background of green hills under a blue sky. Recto. second column: historiated gothic capital 'T' in light mauve and green, embellished with foliated elements in blue and framed in burnished gold ground. The letter is nearly filled by the haloed figure of Saint John the Baptist with his usual attributes: beard and camel's hair garment with leather belt. He holds a book, probably the Gospel, on which a lamb, representing the Christ, rests.
Donor Claude R. Glover
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hymns, Latin
  • Catholic Church
  • Liturgies
Genre (AAT)
  • Manuscripts (documents)
Language Latin
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 1 leaf: parchment, illustrations; 59.5 x 44.5 cm
Original Item Location BV468.C4
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b7004018~S11
Original Collection Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection (University of Houston)
Digital Collection Medieval Manuscript Leaves and Fragments
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/mmfrag
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Recto
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name mmfrag_201606_009_001.jpg