|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionArchives de l'Etat du Valais/Staatsarchiv Wallis
Manuscript TitleAntiphonarium fratrum minorum (temporale, pars hiemalis)
CaptionParchment · 224 ff. · 49.5 x 36 cm · Italy (Emilia-Romagna?) · end of the 13th century
Manuscript SummaryThis antiphonary (winter part of the temporale), copied by a single hand, has a number of gaps in the text (for example, the beginning is missing). The chants in square notation are separated either by simple alternating blue and red initials, or by larger initials, in part with pen flourishes. In addition, the manuscript is decorated with four historiated initials, from which extend elegant, straight and ringed shafts with gold dots, ending in long, colored leaves that curl and uncurl (f. 54v, 89v, 108v, 210r). In terms of color and style, they are close to late 13th century production in Emilia. Instead of the traditional iconography of King David praying before God, the initial introducing the chant "Domine ne in ira" (f. 108v) depicts a cleric with tonsure – St. Francis or a Franciscan? –, which probably refers to the fact that the manuscript was intended for the use by the Minorites. Both the monastery for which the manuscript was originally intended and its later provenance history are unknown. This copy can at most be associated with one other manuscript from the State Archives of Valais, the Franciscan gradual AVL 506; both works were bound in the same workshop in the 18th century, which likely is an indication of their common origin. The binding has since been restored by R. Bommer in Basel (1998).
Standard descriptionLeisibach Josef, Huot François, Die liturgischen Handschriften des Kantons Wallis (ohne Kapitelsarchiv Sitten), Freiburg 1984 (Iter Helveticum, Subsidia 18), S. 48-49.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-aev-AVL-0507 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-aev-AVL-0507)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/aev-AVL-0507/manifest.json
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How to quoteSion/Sitten, Archives de l'Etat du Valais/Staatsarchiv Wallis, AVL 507: Antiphonarium fratrum minorum (temporale, pars hiemalis) (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/aev/AVL-0507).
DecorationFigurative, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork
Musical NotationSquare Notation
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