Manuscript Summary: This volume is part of an antiphonary in three volumes that was produced in duplicate for the liturgy of Bern's Collegiate Church of St. Vincent, founded in 1484/85. It contains the Proprium de sanctis and the Commune Sanctorum of the summer portion (March 25 to November 25) according to the liturgy of the Diocese of Lausanne. This volume is the duplicate of volume II, today held in the Catholic parish Saint-Laurent in Estavayer-le-Lac.
The three miniatures (p. 207, p. 271 and p. 397) that still adorn this volume are attributed to an itinerant artist who was active in Switzerland — in Fribourg, Bern, and Sion —, and afterwards in Piedmont and in the Aosta Valley. He is known by the names Master of the Breviary of Jost von Silenen and Miniaturist of Georges de Challant. After the introduction of the Reformation in the year 1528 and the subsequent secularization of the chapter, the entire group of antiphonaries was sold: four were sold to the city of Estavayer-le-Lac and were used there for the liturgy of the Collegiate Church of St. Lorenz; the other two — including this manuscript — reached Vevey under circumstances that remain unexplained. They are currently held in the historical museum there. (ber)
Description de Marina Bernasconi Reusser, octobre 2016 (sur la base de Joseph Leisibach, Die Antiphonare des Berner Münsters St. Vinzenz: eine nicht erhoffte Neuentdeckung, in „Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique suisse“, 83 (1989), p. 187-188).
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Vevey, Musée historique de Vevey, Inv. Nr. 1347
Parchment · 2 + 299 + 2 pp. · 59 x 40 cm · Bern, St. Vincent · around 1489/1490
Antiphonarium lausannense, pars aestiva, de Sanctis (vol. II)
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Vevey, Musée historique de Vevey, Inv. Nr. 1347, Front cover – Antiphonarium lausannense, pars aestiva, de Sanctis (vol. II) (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/mhv/1347)