Stephen Mack


Good, small crease on verso and small stain on verso.; Decorative staff on verso and decorated "S" on verso. The hymn itself takes up little of the page, about half of the page is left blank. There is a small mark on the right side of the recto which says "in."; Angular Gothic Script (Italian Gothic Rotunda); "S" done in red, blue and white with a gold background.; Long staff with decoration, decorated letter "S." The background is done in gold leaf with a red band decorated with white filigree. The "S" is blue and is also accentuated by white filigree.; Along side of Verso; The staff is simple, alternating between red and blue with a white line going down the center and small detailing in gold. Ege tells us, "The simple pendant spear was used as a distinctive motif for not more than twenty-five years."; Considering the size of this manuscript, this hymnal was meant for a single person and solitary singing. The musical notation has only one part. Ege confirms this opinion, he writes "At important festival services such as Christmas and Easter these small hymnals were generally used by the laymen as they walked in procession to the various altars." The text is written in Latin. This is the 21st book of the 50 which Ege cut from and distributed around the country, other pages from the book are available at 39 other locations in the country, including Denison.; Black, brown, red, gold, blue, silver, grey lettering

Description Recto

Unknown hymn; Hair Side

Description Verso

Unknown hymn; Flesh Side


Purchased from Otto F. Ege

Format Medium


Format Extent

11 cm x 16 cm



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Relation Is Part Of

Otto F. Ege's "50 Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts"

Date Digitized

October 2006




Early 1300s

Hymnal: Number 21



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