P-Cua (Coimbra) Arquivo Distrital e da Universidade IV-3ª Gav. 44 (16)

IV-3ª Gav. 44 (16)

P-Cua IV-3ª Gav. 44 (16)

Source type
c. 1400
Type of script

Red and blue capitals of different size and elaboration relative to the liturgical placement of the text they accompany.

Recto, right margin, and verso, left margin, penciled shelf-mark: INV./BOL./ 96 (42) ; IV 3ª S. Gv. 44 (16). Library stamps.
Condition of document

Single leaf fragment in very poor condition. Irregular and uneven borders; folds and creases across the surface. Exposed side (recto) hardly readable, with the ink having vanished in many points. Sizeable hole in the middle of the recto left column.

Page layout

c. 485 x c. 365 mm. Two columns, each with 10 lines of text and music, c. 410 x c. 120 mm.


Original roman foliation at the top of the recto: xxii.

Together with P-Cua IV-3ª Gav. 44 (17) and (18), this fragment is one of three leaves dismantled from the same lost antiphonary: evidences for their common source are the identity, among others, of: (1) textual and musical ductus (especially of more complex shapes such as 'a', rising liquescences, quilisma ...); (2) decorations (filling coloured lines inside of bigger capitals, dots at the extremities of serifs); (3) occasional red-line boxings for rubrics, and so forth... Fragments 17 and 18, and possibly this one as well, were used as a cover in the same notebook belonging to the notary António Martins in the late 16th century.
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