Manuscripts from Ireland (Latin-language)

'Rosslyn missal', a manuscript written in Ireland probably for Down Cathedral, Downpatrick

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'Rosslyn missal', a manuscript written in Ireland probably for Down Cathedral, Downpatrick
DescriptionThe manuscript has been dated to the 13th or early 14th century based on palaeographic evidence, or possibly the 12th century based on the decoration. This manuscript is a missal of the English (pre-Sarum) type introduced into Ireland from the later 12th century, with a few archaic, possibly local, features. It was probably copied from an Irish exemplar and the text is incomplete. The decoration consists of initials of the ribbon and wire type, filled in with a range of colours, and some ending in animal heads or delicate foliage patterns. The ribbon capitals occasionally include a beast-and-snake motif. The manuscript was in the possession of the Sinclair family of Roslin by 1582 at the latest, until the dispersal of their library around 1630.
ShelfmarkAdv.MS.18.5.19
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Manuscripts from Ireland (Latin-language)
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