MS. Canon. Liturg. 326
Summary Catalogue no.: 19415
Combined temporale and sanctorale (fol. 4r), beginning with Christmas Eve, the feasts after Pentecost with the common of the saints (fols. 28r-39r) being inserted between the octave and the Sundays after Pentecost. The two additions (fols. 50r-3v and 54–55-1) are identical, the first seems to have belonged to another 12th cent. benedictional, the second, like the additions of fol. 2, 3, are contemporary. Other additions on fol. 23r, 36r, 29v, 33v, 53v.
Text in 17 (fol. 50–3: 18) lines, written space 145 × 85 mm.
Fine initials. Later additions, 12th century. (P&A i. 38, pl. IV)
Initials in silver and gold on vermilion (except for fols. 50–3).
Provenance and Acquisition
Written for a church under the patronage of St Zeno.
‘Though the decoration is German in character and St. Zeno was much venerated in S. Germany and Tirol, the fact that there is no feast of St. Benedict makes it more than probable that this book was written for the cathedral of Verona and not, for example, for Isen, Geisenfeld, Radolfzell, etc.’ (van Dijk)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-03: Revised description to include all information from van Dijk, Pächt and Alexander, and Summary Catalogue.