Monastic Hours and other offices for a Benedictine nunnery, Written in the 11th century in Dalmatia
Monastic Hours and other offices for a Benedictine nunnery, with additions, the chief parts of which are:
- A calendar (fol. 4)
- '...Orationes ad sanctam Crucem adorandam' (fol. 20)
- Hours of the Trinity (fol. 26)
- Hours of the Virgin (fol. 58, cf. 88: the first leaf lost)
- Suffrages at the end of Lauds (fol. 65v)
- Hours possibly (Mr. Frere suggests) of the Angels (fol. 106)
- Prayers (fol. 134), etc
The handwriting is Lombardic. Among the additions (generally within the 12th cent.) are many obits in the calendar (e.g. Adilberga, Apr. 16: Dabrus abb., Apr. 25: 'Obitus Altasie ysoris [uxoris] Petri de Barce', July 10: Pribiza monacha, July 23), 'Visio beatj Pauli apostoli' beg. 'Oportet nos, fratres karissimi', about purgatory: fol. 147v), a hymn written before the 'Visio', beginning 'Letabunda ac iocunda facie | Huniuersus populus Dalmacie | Quas Rosata abbatissa ad honorem semper candens splendide..', (fol. 150v).
Musical notes occur in the additions. Leaves are lost after fols. 57, 87, 88, 90, 105, 146.
- Creation: Written in the 11th century in Dalmatia
Language of Materials
MS. Canon. Liturg. 277
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19379
On parchment, with small miniatures, illuminated capitals, etc.
5 5/8 × 4 1/4 in.