|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 416
CaptionParchment · 397 pp. · 29.5–30.5 x 22.5–23 cm · 12th century
Manuscript SummaryThis breviary, which is missing its end, contains the proprium de tempore from the first Sunday of Advent through Saturday after the third Sunday after Easter (pp. 1–384). Then follows the commune sanctorum (pp. 384–386), the proprium de sanctis from Tiburtius and Valentianus (April 14) to Primus and Felicianus (June 9), and then the proprium de tempore continues from the fourth Sunday after Easter. The breviary cuts off in the middle of the fifth Sunday after Easter. Since there are only three, and not, as was common in the Benedictine Order, four readings per nocturn on Sundays, the breviary cannot have come originally from the Abbey of St. Gall. The codex, which shows signs of heavy use, is written by several hands on thick parchment with many holes, sometimes with stitches. Several pages are cut below the text-block. The antiphons and responsories appear with staffless neumes, which themselves were written by many hands. The decoration consists of red lombards and initials, including a few zoomorphic ones (p. 172: dragon; p. 217: bird with two heads; p. 231: dragon). Numerous fragments of a late-medieval liturgical manuscript are used as quire-guards.
Standard descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 138.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-0416 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0416)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0416/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 416: Breviary (https://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/csg/0416).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
DecorationInitial, Ornamental, Penwork
Musical NotationNeumes (staffless)
|With in situ fragment:||
With in situ fragmentOffset, Guard
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