A Newly Discovered Fragment of a Visitatio Sepulchri in Stockholm


Until recently, only six examples of the Visitatio Sepulchri from Scandinavia were known. These were described by Toni Schmid in an article in 1952 and were recently published by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson in Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies and Dramas from Medieval Sweden (1990).1 Subsequently, I described and published yet another Visitatio Sepulchri found in the Rigsarkivet in Copenhagen.2 The current article will describe one more Swedish Visitatio that has recently been found in the Riksarkivet, the Swedish national archives in Stockholm. The newly discovered item, which contains the famous Easter dialogue Quem quaeritis in sepulchro, is present in a manuscript fragment from a breviary and exhibits some interesting although by no means unique features in the rubrics.3

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