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Missale Bellovacense

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@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Description

This manuscript, a special gift to a church in the city of Beauvais, was written for Robert de Hangest, a canon, about 1285 A.D. At that time, Beauvais was one of the most important art centers in all Europe. The ornament in this leaf shows the first flowering of Gothic interest in nature. The formal hieratic treatment is here giving way to graceful naturalism. The ivy branch has put forth its first leaves in the history of ornament. The writing, likewise, is departing from its previous rigid character and displays an ornamental pliancy which harmonizes with the decorative initials.Latin text in transitional Gothic script.
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Text
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Manuscripts (Document Genre)Manuscripts Vellum (Parchment)Missals Illuminated Manuscripts Gothic Scripts
Created Date:
1285
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Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-15th century

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Digital Commonwealth