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Breviary-Capitulary: MS McClean 60

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Breviary-Capitulary

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, iii paper flyleaves + 287 fols. (foliated i-vi, 1-281) + iii paper flyleaves, 254 x 176 mm (162 x 122 mm), two columns, 23 lines, ruled in plummet, catchwords

BINDING: Contemporary and twentieth century, rebound in 1995 by Annie Winther at the Fitzwilliam Museum, new brown-stained calf over original wooden boards, fragmentary original covers of blind-stamped calf pasted over new calf, traces of two fastening devices on original upper cover.

CONTENTS
fols. i recto - vi verso Calendar
fols. 1r-115r Temporal, Advent Sunday to end of November, ending with the readings from the books of the prophets in November
fols. 115r-122v Liturgical Directions for the Franciscan Office for the Church year ending with the ferial antiphons before Christmas
fols. 123r-204r Sanctoral from the feast of St Andrew (30 Nov.) to the feast of St Katherine (25 Nov.)
fols. 204v-216v Common of the Saints
fols. 216v-224v Offices of the Virgin
fols. 224v-230r Office of the Dead
fols. 230r-233v Offices for the Visitation of the Sick and the Last Rites
fols. 233v-242r Commendation of the Soul
fols. 242r-245r Blessings (Graces) for Meals, marking the end of the original text
fols. 245r-261v Offices of the Transfiguration, the Immaculate Conception and the Transitus commemoration of St Francis (addition)
fols. 262r-273v Ceremonial, Incipit ordo officii tam in festivis quam in ferialibus diebus (addition)
fols. 273v-275v Liturgical Statutes of the Franciscan Order (1254 Statutes of Metz) (addition)
fols. 275v-281v Ordo for private and ferial Masses (addition)

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue pen-flourished initials [2 - 6 ll.] containing foliage and geometric patterns, in some cases silhouetted against red and blue backgrounds, some with large penwork extensions, the larger initials with parti-coloured stems (e.g. fols. 1r, 123r, 249r).

Notes

History note: A Franciscan convent in Siena; purchased from Payne and Foss in 1848 by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872 ), his MS 12288 (inscribed inside upper cover); his sale, Sotheby's, London, 10-17 June 1896, lot 139 (‘Ex bibl. Phillipps '96, no.139’ inscribed inside upper cover)

Place(s) associated

  • Siena ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1460 CE - Circa 1480 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: [Ite] obviam. Et dicitur
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 60
Primary reference Number: 182112
Project ID: 782
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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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