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Acc. 7 a β

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Graduals; Iceland and England, 1200-1499

Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Physical Description

No physical description available.

History

Origin
The fragments are written in Iceland and England from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth century.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued April 2021 by EW-J. This catalogue entry is based on Andersen 2008.

Contents

Part I ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 2
1
Graduale Gufudalense
Filiation

Both Hs 2 and AM 266 1 4to nelong to the same original codex.

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
34. ca 385 mm x ca 250 mm.
Collation
34 single leaves.
Condition
Most leaves are trimmed with the consequence of loss of text in the left side of the page. The following leaves have a greater loss of text:
  • f. 20: eight extant lines,
  • f. 25: the upper fourteen linjes are preserved,
  • f. 30: five extant lines,
  • f. 31: The bottom fourteen lines are preserved,
  • f. 34: fourteen extant lines.
Layout
Written in one column with fifteen lines per page. Pricking in the outer margins.
Script

Written by Jón Þorláksson who served as a scribe in the period ca 1450-1478.

Decoration

Green, gold, red or blue initials taking up 2-5 lines are found. More of them featuring a palmette in a contrasting colour.

Red rubrics and line fillers.

Musical Notation

Square notations in black four-line staves with a clef.

Additions
The scribe added corections in the margins. Instructions for rubrication are found in the margins.

History

Origin
Written in Iceland in the third quarter of the fifteenth century. A note in AM 266 4to informs that Sera Helgi Þorkelsson gave this gradual to Gufudalur kirke in 1470. This date is thus the terminus ante qvem for the origin of the manuscript.
Part II ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 3
1
Gradual
Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
13. ca 390 mm x ca 280 mm.
Collation
One bifolium and eleven single leaves.
Layout

The written area measures: 270/280 mm x 180/185 mm.

Decoration

Fol. 4r: a historiated initial showing the three wise men presenting gold, frankincense and myrrh to Mary and the baby Jesus.

Fol. 12r: a ruby and azure flourished initial taking up four lines, descenders in red and yellow.

Red, green, blue, ruby or brown ochre lombards taking up two to four lines; some of the initials feature a palmette in a contrasting colour.

Red initials in one line.

Rubrics and line fillers in red.

Musical Notation

There are thirteen square musical notations in black four-line staves with a clef.

History

Origin
Written in Iceland, in the third quarter of the fifteenth century, before 1472 (

Andersen 2008 p. 16

). This terminus ante qvem is based on the lack of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which became widespread across the Christian world after pope Sixtus IV' promulgation of 1472.
Part III ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 4
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. ca 235 mm x ca 185 mm.

History

No history available.

Part IV ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 5
Gradual
Bibliography

Eggen, The Sequences of the Archbishopric of Nidarós I p. 229-231, 232-233, 236-239ms k.

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
6. ca 237 mm x ca 180 mm.
Collation
Two bifolia and two single leaves.
Layout
Skriftflade: 165 mm x 120 mm
Decoration

Fol. 4: historiated initial in four lines showing Saint Lawrence holding a griddle.

Flourished green, ruby or red initials taking up two to three lines; palmette-flourishing in contrasting colour.

Rubrics and line fillers in red.

Musical Notation

Eight square notations in black four-line staves with a clef.

History

Origin
Written in Iceland. Dated to the third quarter of the fifteenth century (

Andersen 2008 p. 19

). The terminus ante quem is based on the lack of a Visitatio Mariae promulgated by pope Sixtus IV in 1475.
Part V ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 6
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. ca 345 mm x ca 210 mm.

History

No history available.

Part VI ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 7
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. ca 255 mm x ca 185 mm.

History

No history available.

Part VII ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 8
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. 260 mm x 160 mm.

History

No history available.

Part VIII ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 9
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
1. ca 285 mm x ca 220 mm.

History

No history available.

Part IX ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 10
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
3. 310 mm x 220 mm.

History

No history available.

Part X ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 11
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
4. 330 mm x 230 mm.

History

No history available.

Part XI ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 12
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
1. 270 mm x 221 mm.

History

No history available.

Part XII ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 13
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. 215 mm x 155 mm.

History

No history available.

Part XIII ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 14
No Title
Language of Text

Latin

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
1. 325 mm x 255 mm.

History

No history available.

Part XIV ~ AM Acc 7 a β, Hs 15
1(1r-2v)
Gradual

Physical Description

Support
Parchment.
No. of leaves
2. ca 235 mm x ca 170 mm.
Collation
To enkelblade.
Condition
De to blade er beskårede.
Layout

Skriftflade 158 mm x 130 mm.

Decoration

There are two flourished initials; a ruby initial in six lines with floruishing and descender in red and a green initial with red flourishing taking up two lines.

Red rubrics and line fillers.

Musical Notation

Square notations in black four-line staves with a clef.

History

Origin
According to

Andersen 2008 p. 29

written in Iceland in the second half of the fifteenth century.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Merete Geert AndersenKatalog over AM Accessoria 7: de latinske fragmenter, 2008; XLVI
Merete Geert Andersen“Colligere fragmenta, ne pereant”, p. 1-35
Attinger GiselaSequences in two Icelandic mass books from the Later Middle Ages, The Sequences of Nidaros. A Nordic Repertory & Its European Contexted. Kruckenberg Lorip. 165-181
Attinger Gisela“Iceland and Norway: separate scribal cultures versus cultural exchange”, Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments. The Destruction and Reconstruction of Medieval Booksed. Ommundsen Åslaug, ed. Tuomas Heikkilä2016; p. 221-238
Íslenzk þjóðlöged. Bjarni Þorsteinssonp. 186 f
Erik EggenThe Sequences of the Archbishopric of Nidarós I: Text, 1968; XXI
Erik EggenThe Sequences of the Archbishopric of Nidarós II: Facsimiles, 1968; XXII
Ordo Nidrosiensis ecclesiae : (orðubók), Libri liturgici Provinciae Nidrosiensis Medii Aevied. Gjerløw Lilli1968; II
Lilli GjerløwLiturgica Islandica I: Text, 1980; XXXV
Lilli GjerløwLiturgica Islandica II: Facsimiles, 1980; XXXVI
Jón ÞorkelssonÍslenzkar ártidaskrár eða Obituaria Islandica með athugasemdum1893-1896; I-X
Róbert Abraham OttóssonSancti Thorlaci episcopi officia rhythmica et proprium missæ in AM 241a folio [Þorlákstídir], 1959; Supplementum 3
Ólafur Halldórsson“Jónar tveir Þorlákssynir”, Afmælisrit til Steingríms J. Þorsteinssonar 2. júlí 19711971; p. 128-144
Stefán Karlsson“Sex skriffingur”, p. 36-43
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