Cleveland Institute of Art 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, including passages from Psalms 97.
Cleveland Institute of Art Leaf 36 Recto
Post partum virgo. Psalmus.
Cantate Domino canticum novum: quia mirabilia fecit.
Salvavit sibi dextera eius: et brachium sanctum eius.
Notum fecit Dominus salutare suum: in conspectu gentium revelavit iustitiam suam.
Recordatus est misericordiae suae: et veritati sue domui
After childbearing a virgin. Psalm.
[Psalms 97] Sing ye to our Lord a new song: because he hath done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm: hath wrought salvation to himself. Our Lord hath made known his salvation: in the sight of the gentiles he hath revealed his justice. He hath remembered his mercy: and his truth to the house...
Cleveland Institute of Art Leaf 36 Verso
Viderunt omnes termini terrae: salutare Dei nostri.
Iubilate Deo omnis terra: cantate, et exultate, et psallite.
Psallite Domino in cithara, in cithara, et voce psalmi: in tubis ductilibus, et voce tubae corneae.
Iubilate in conspectu Regis Domini: moveatur
[continues Psalms 97] ...of Israel. All the ends of the earth: have seen the salvation of our God. Make ye joy to our Lord all the earth: sing, and rejoice, and say Psalms. Sing to our Lord on the Harp, on the Harp, and voice of Psalm: on the long drawn trumpet and voice of trumpet of horn. Make joy in the sight of the king our Lord: let the sea be moved...