Pastas de fragmentos, 244 (olim Miscelânia de pergaminhos nº 12) [Previously, caixa 243, nº 1]
P-BRad Pastas 244
Subcategory of book:
12th - 13th century
Condition of document:
Bifolium damaged. Folio B has a severe vertical cut: the size of the page is reduced to about 1/4 of the original dimension. An irregular cut along the lower edge. A torn on the right upper corner of Ar. The folds, the double set of pricks and the lateral cut suggest that the fragment was used as a bookbinding. There is a small library sticker on Ar with the shelf-mark "12". The two pages of the bifolium are not consecutive.
Size of the fragment: 440 x c. 395
Folio A: c. 435 x 309
Folio B: c. 440 x 85
Text area Folio A: c. 324 x c. 244
Text area Folio B: c. 325 x 68
Text lines: 13
Music lines: 13
Type of script:
Type of notation:
The first responsory on f. Av has an inhabited initial "S" containing a dog with two heads and some plant-form decoration. Text and notation in black. Display script in red. Capital letters in red or black with very simple decoration. Aquitanian neums on a red line.
Inscriptions and marks:
Ar: "12" written in blue ink by a modern hand; "244" written in red ink by a modern hand.
Av: modern hands added "Ig.", "Guilhafons…" and "Sancta Comb…".
The index of chants of f. B could contain some mistakes, the very poor condition of the folio do not allow absolute certainty.
The chants were written in Aquitanian neums. However some of them on folio A use the lozenged punctum with a modal significance.
P. Avelino de Jesus da Costa refers to this fragment as: "Caixa 243, 35 – Número 1 – Tombo de Santa Comba de Guilhafonse, 1541".
COSTA Avelino de Jesus da, Pergaminhos Medievais: Inventário Ideográfico e Bibliográfico (9.vols), Braga, Seminário de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 1944.
COSTA Avelino de Jesus da; ALMEIDA Luís Ferrand de: A biblioteca e o tesouro da Sé de Braga nos séculos XV a XVIII, Braga: Revista "Theologica" 1984, pp. 221, 328 (plate 45).