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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from a Gradual. Production Place: Italy, Lombardy, probably Brescia. Parchment, gold, 483 x 380 mm (432 x 285 mm), seven musical staves ruled in red ink, seven lines of text ruled in pale brown ink, contemporary folio number vi in red in outer margin of recto. Circa 1450 to circa 1475. CONTENTS: Opening of the Introit of the Mass for the Feast of the Purification (2 February), Suscepimus deus misericordiam tuam (Ps 47: 10) … Ps. Magnus dominus et laudabilis ... (verso) Gloria. Gr. Suscepimus deus … V. Sicut audiuimus ita et uidimus; the initial introduced the Introit Suscepimus. DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink on a square ground of solid gold with printed foliage and spraywork extensions forming a partial border: [S] Presentation at the Temple. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue initials [height of the width between staves] with foliate pen flourishing in purple or red, for verses; text immediately following the historiated initials and the verse initials is written in display script, flourished in black filled with yellow wash.
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