Ebstorf, Guidonian hand
ID
 
292
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Sorting Title
 
Ebstorf, Guidonian hand
 
Subject
 

This portion of Ebstorf manuscript V,3 was intended for the musical instruction of the nuns. This page, 200 verso, depicts the Guidonian hand with musical notes.

 
Century
 
15th
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Format Medium
 

vellum

 
Original Location
  
Historical Context
 

This portion of Ebstorf manuscript V, 3 was intended for the musical instruction of the nuns and their students. Guido of Arezzo designed in 1028 invented the notation of neumes on four lines, which remained standard throughout the Middle Ages. On the left-hand side of the image, a nun is depicted playing a hand organ. On the right-hand side of the image, a nun instructs a female stundent in music. Both nuns wear a brown habit with a white veil, on which three red crosses have been embroidered. In the upper left corner, two stags seek the fruit in a tree. On the upper right-hand side of the image is a nest, where two storks feed their young.

 
Related Work
 

facing page, 201 recto; Ebstorf, Hortus Conclusus

 
Current Repository
 

Ebstorf

 
Photo Credit
 
Wolfgang Brandis
 
Image of Ebstorf, Guidonian hand.