|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionHistorisches Museum Thurgau
Manuscript TitleMiniature depicting the “Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary“ from an antiphonary, possibly from the Convent of Cistercian nuns at Salem
CaptionParchment · 1 f. · 22.5 x 18.5 cm · around 1320
Manuscript SummaryThis miniature was cut from a deluxe manuscript. The Annunciation of the Lord, depicted in the initial M-of the text Missus est Gabriel (Gabriel was sent), is celebrated on March 25. The Archangel Gabriel and Mary face each other in a vertically rectangular, geometrically designed border, each framed by an arch of the M. Gabriel holds a banderole with his greeting to the listening Mary AVE GRACIA PLENA (Hail Mary, full of grace). The side pillars of the letter M lead down into palmette leaves, which have been carefully cut out and thus protrude into the area surrounding the miniature. Above the palm leaves on the right there are red note lines and a single note. This illustration is from a particularly large-format book, an illustration of high painterly quality with light opaque colors in pink, green and blue tones, which are finely graded. The musical text on the back can be assigned to verses 2.2, 4.11 and 4.13 of the Song of Songs. This leaf comes from the same chorale manuscript as the miniature with the representation of the "Death of the Virgin". Both leaves show stations from the cycle of The Life of the Virgin, with T09393 illustrating the first stage and T 9394 the last. Stylistically they can be placed alongside three leaves from the collection de Bastard d'Estang in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (AD 152G, PL 842-3, AD 150H, PL 51). In 1994, the canton of Thurgau commercially acquired both fragments in Paris. Previously, they had been privately held in Switzerland.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-hmtg-T09393 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-hmtg-T09393)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/hmtg-T09393/manifest.json
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How to quoteFrauenfeld, Historisches Museum Thurgau, T 9393: Miniature depicting the “Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary“ from an antiphonary, possibly from the Convent of Cistercian nuns at Salem (https://www.e-codices.ch/en/list/one/hmtg/T09393).
DecorationFigurative, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial
Musical NotationSquare Notation
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Ellen J. Beer, Ein Beitrag zur Buchmalerei des Bodenseeraumes, inn ZAK 33 (1976), S. 250-267.
Kordula Kessler, Gotische Buchmalerei des Bodenseeraumes. Aus der Zeit von 1260 bis um 1340/50, in Buchmalerei im Bodenseeraum, 13. bis 16. Jahrhundert, Friedrichshafen 1997, S. 70, 96, 243-4.