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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 533
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Directorium perpetuum of the Monastery of St. Gall, Serie prima, Regulae 1-2
Parchment · 136 pp. · 28 x 20 cm · St. Gall · before/around 1520
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the date of Easter) are compiled in Cod. Sang. 539. Cod. Sang. 533 contains the first and second rule, for when Easter falls on March 22nd and 23rd (reference date in the codex: Septuagesima, January 18th/19th). The illumination of the manuscript is by Nikolaus Bertschi from Rorschach: p. 6 contains a full-page miniature (at the top a Lamentation of Christ with the donor, below Saint Gall and Saint Othmar supporting the coat of arms), p. 7 and p. 65 have initials in gold leaf and richly decorated borders. Unlike the following volumes, this volume was not written by Fridolin Sicher. (sno)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 2: Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften, 9.-16. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2008, S. 379-381.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 162.
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Schmid Alfred A., Die Buchmalerei des XVI. Jahrhunderts in der Schweiz, Olten 1954, S. 147-148.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0533 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 533: Directorium perpetuum of the Monastery of St. Gall, Serie prima, Regulae 1-2 (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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Document Type:
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16th century
Figurative, Full Page, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental
16th century
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