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Collectar: MS McClean 58

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Current Location: In storage

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment (with paper addition), iv modern paper flyleaves + ii contemporary parchment flyleaves (the first former pastedown, both from a twelfth-century manuscript of Homilies on the Gospels) + 136 fols. (three sets of ink and pencil foliation, the most recent, 1-136, followed here, superseding the foliation given in James 1912a) + i contemporary parchment flyleaf + i fifteenth-century paper flyleaf + i contemporary parchment flyleaf (former pastedown; from a twelfth-century manuscript of Homilies on the Gospels) + iii modern paper flyleaves, 260 x 180 mm (fols. 19r-130v, 190 x 125 mm, otherwise 190 x up to 150 mm), 17 long lines for Collectar (fols. 19r-130v), up to 35 lines for Calendars and other texts, ruled in plummet, written above top line

BINDING: Sixteenth century, blind-tooled brown leather over wooden boards, four metal corner pieces, remains of two straps, modern spine repair.

CONTENTS:
fol. 1r Table of Epacts, Concurrents, Golden Numbers and Easter for the years 1256-1274
fol. 1v Verses on the Golden Number, written as prose
fol. 2r-v Litany
fols. 2v-3r Additional Collects
fol. 3v Further Collects and Pater Noster (fifteenth-century addition)
fol. 4r-4v Notes on the Paschal cycle, benedictions, other Calendar notes
fol. 5r Notes on the nineteen-year cycle
fols. 5v-11r Calendar in black and red
fol. 11v Diagrams for cycle of the sun, Easter cycle
fol. 12r-12v Notes on Paschal calculations
fols. 13r-18v Calendar
fols. 19r-127r Collects for the Proper of Time, Proper of Saints (Stephen to Thomas Apostle), Common of Saints and other services
fols. 127r-130v Litany and prayers
fols. 131r-134r Further Collects for Cistercian use (fifteenth-century addition)
fols. 135r-136r Collects for the Dead
fol. 136v Rules for accidents at Mass

ORNAMENTATION: Solar, Easter and other tables in red and blue frames with foliate finials, one vertical panel of red with scrolling brown ink foliage touched in red (fol. 11v); for the Collectar (fols. 19r-127r and 135r-136r), one voided initial [E, 6 ll.] in blue with foliate red pen flourishing; voided initials [2-4 ll.], predominantly red or blue, some green on early leaves, some foliate motifs, for each Collect; first line of the text in alternate red and blue letters; for the first Calendar (fols. 5v-11r), KL in voided red [3 ll.]; for the second Calendar (fols. 13r-18v), KL in blue [4 ll.] with red pen flourishing; fols. 131r-134r (fifteenth-century addition), red display initial [I, 3 ll.]; alternate red and blue initials [2 ll.].

Notes

History note: Written and illuminated at the Cistercian Abbey of Morimondo (possibly no. 58 in the late twelfth-century inventory of the library; Leclercq 1961, 181n); partially erased thirteenth-century inscription on fol. 136r: Liber … Marie de morimund.; still at Morimondo in the fifteenth century (additions); possibly part of the collection of Francesco Giovio (1796-1873) (Ferrari 1993, 299); U. Hoepli, Milan, catalogue no. 83 (1883), no. 74; bought from him in Milan by Frank McClean (1837-1904) in 1892; his bequest, 1904.

Place(s) associated

  • Morimondo ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1190 CE - Circa 1199 CE

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Kyreleyson; filius tuus dominus noster
  • Location: Fol. 20r
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 58
Primary reference Number: 177345
Project ID: 784
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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