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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from an Antiphoner. Nerio (Italian). Production Place: Italy, Bologna. Parchment, 102 x 94 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two lines of fragmentary text, circa 1300 to circa 1325. CONTENTS: on reverse, antiphon for Second Vespers for the feast of St Andrew, [Cum pervenisset beatus Andreas ad locum ubi crux parata erat, exclamavit et dixit: O bona crux, diu desiderata et iam concupiscenti animo praeparata] securus et [gaudens venio ad te, ita] et tu exul[tans]; the initial L would have introduced the responsory to the first lesson at Matins for the feast of St Lucy, Lucia virgo quid a me petis. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink, grey and beige, which extends into medallions with pseudo-cufic script: [L] Martyrdom of St Lucy.
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