E-Sco (Sevilla) Institución Colombina Libro 63

E-Sco Libro 063
Libro 063
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16th century (1st half)
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49 folios. Lately added arabic numbering.
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Leather over boards, painted with decorations in brown, with metal staples and locks.
Richly illuminated manuscript, in several colours, including gold, with phytomorphic, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motifs. Capital letters in this decorative style. Initials are in brown, with that same decorative style, although more modest. Folios 1v and 38r have capital letters with depictions of the Nativity scene.

This manuscript has been updated in the last quarter of the 16th century according to the Tridentine reform. Following the humanistic principles promoted by Trent, the melodies were slightly modified, although generally keeping the main design of the original versions, still visible beneath the erasures and modifications. The setting of the liturgical elements was also forcibly modified; in this case, however, it is quite impossible to see the original layer. Therefore, for the entry "Use" above, we indicate "Roman (post-Tridentine)", and in "Tradition", "Seville (modified according to Roman use)".
Front paste-down consists of two fragmentary bifolia from a noted Breviary (15th century), with the Office of the Nativity of Mary. Rear paste-down consists of a fragment, from a Gradual (16th century), with part of the 2nd mode Alleluia "Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis".


HIDALGO, Rosario Marchena, “La iluminación en Sevilla a lo largo del siglo XV”, Laboratorio de Arte, 20 (2007), pp. 9-30; Idem, Las miniaturas de los libros de coro de la Catedral de Sevilla: el siglo XVI, Sevilha: Universidad de Sevilla e Fundación Focus – Abengoa, 1998.

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