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Waterloo (Ontario), Private collections, D-0uhiz (fragment)

CDN-WatONpc D-0uhiz (fragment)
Single parchment leaf from an antiphoner. Square notation in black ink on red four-line staves with F- and C-clefs; 7 lines per folio side. Rounded, southern textualis script. 507 x 389 mm, with a principal writing space of 386 x 285 mm.
Liturgical Occasions

Nat. Innocentium; memorials for Thomae Apost. and Joannis Evang.; Dom. p. Nat. Dom. and Nativitas Domini,8


The fragment is difficult to date. The script suggests the fifteenth century or later; there is also significant marginal decoration in a somewhat Baroque style. The manner in which the decoration intersects with the text gives the impression that the decoration was executed first, rather than being a later addition, and so the whole fragment may date to the early to mid eighteenth century. (There is some evidence that antiquarian, "medieval" style scripts were still in use in northern Italy as late as the 1730's; see for example https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/473907)

Acquired at an outdoor market in Florence, Italy. Currently in the private collection of D. Lacoste (2020).

Notes on the Inventory
The inventory for CDN-WatONpc D-0uhiz (fragment) was created by Anna de Bakker (Dalhousie University) and proofread by Debra Lacoste (Dalhousie University).
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