University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 36

This is a leaf from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. At 10.5 x 7 cm, this is the smallest of the 50 leaves in the Ege portfolios: each side contains just thirteen lines of text. These leaves were not separated easily; their inner margins are ragged, with scraps of the other half of the bifolium often visible. The rubrication and decoration/illumination remain vivid, sometimes overwhelming the fading text ink. See Denison University Leaf 36 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Based on the leaves we have seen, this Book of Hours accords with the Use of Rome (see Leaf 36 in the Cleveland Public Library portfolio, which contains the "Dum Esset" antiphon). This leaf contains text from the Hours of the Virgin at Matins. A scan of the verso is not currently available.

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Amherst Leaf 36 Recto
Amherst Leaf 36 Recto

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leaf 36 Recto

+ Amherst Leaf 36 Recto Transcription

Sicut laetantium omnium nostrum habitatio est in te, sancta Dei genitrix.

[ ] die sabbati [ ]

Ant: Gaude Maria virgo.

Cantate Domino canticum novum: cantate Domino omnis terra. Cantate Domino

+ Amherst Leaf 36 Recto Translation

As it were of all rejoicing: the habitation is in thee, holy mother of God.

[ ] on Saturday [ ]

Ant: Rejoice, O Virgin Mary.

[Psalm 95] Sing ye to our Lord a new song: sing to our Lord all the earth.
Sing ye to our Lord,

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