{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 7313, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/7313", "Disp_Access_No" : "1998.23", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1400-1499", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1400", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1499", "Disp_Title" : "Leaf from an Antiphonary: Music for the Office of Matins", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, French", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, French", "Disp_Dimen" : "34 7/16 x 25 5/16 in. (87.4 x 64.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "34 7/16 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 5/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Ink", "Support" : "vellum", "Disp_Medium" : "Black and colored ink, vellum", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The early Christian church continued the ancient Jewish practice of reciting prayers at predetermined hours of the day and night. Called the “Divine Office” or the “Liturgy of the Hours,” it consists of psalms supplemented by hymns and readings. Together with the Office of the Mass, this repetitive daily cycle constitutes the official public prayer life of the Roman Catholic faith. This decorated page is a leaf from an antiphonary, which is the volume containing the antiphons, or responses, and verses sung at the services of the Divine Office. The page is large and the text clearly written so that the choir could read from a single page. The smaller red text on this leaf, an abbreviation of the Latin words ad matutinum invitatorum, indicates that what follows is the music to begin the Office of Matins, celebrated at either midnight or 2:30 am. [Gallery label text, June 2013] ", "Dedication" : "Transfer from the Study Collection", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Manuscript", "Creation_Place2" : "French", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Right edge of sheet added or pieced back together Not found in listings of Study Collection. Description is near ED202, "Framed original from a French book of prayer", but that is recorded in AP records as "Gift from Mrs. Watson''s estate - 1951" and Study Collection did not exist yet then. Note that inscribed at the bottom of the sheet is "From the Library of Stanley Slotkin / Founder of Abbey Rents – Circa 1150"-- 64.22 is described in the ledger as being a gift of Stanley Slotkin, the founder of Abbey Rents, but the size given in the ledger is much smaller than the size of this sheet. Slotkin is not mentioned in the incomings and only mentioned in the Art Committee minutes in conjunction with 64.22 (which is missing as of Dec 2018).", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/98.23_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/98.23_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/98.23_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/98.23_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39434", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/98.23_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/98.23_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/98.23_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/98.23_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "39435", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }