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Title Page of Abbot Berno's "Tonarius:" Initial D[omino]

Title Page of Abbot Berno's "Tonarius:" Initial D[omino]

c.1030

Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

Sheet: 21.5 x 15.3 cm (8 7/16 x 6 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.88

Description

This leaf originally served as the dedication page of the Tonarius, or Tonary, written by Reichenau's Abbot Berno (1008-1048). A tonary was a music manual used to regulate liturgical chants. Berno's manuscript was presented to Archbishop Pilgrim of Cologne (1021-1036) whose name appears at the bottom of this leaf.

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