Two bifolios from a late 11th century diurnal. Folios 44 and 45 were once part of a quire with the bifolio catalogued as https://cantus.uwaterloo.ca/source/698765 , with one or two missing bifolios containing the remaining chants for Christmastide.
Folios 43 and 42 were part of a later quire in the same source, and have been labelled in the wrong order; originally 43 would have been followed by the inner folios of the quire (containing chants for the first and second weeks of Lent), followed by folio 42.
Height of folio (at least) 250 by 177 mm ; written area 200 by 98 mm; 26 lines per page.
Striking initials in orange, blue, green, and ochre, with figures, animals, and leaves. Smaller capitals and rubrics in red-orange ink.
Text is quite effaced on folios 44v, 45r, and 43v.
Laura Albiero, 2020, for Fragmentarium