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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner or Gradual

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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from an Antiphoner or Gradual. Libri, Girolamo dai (Italian). Production Place: Italy, Verona. Parchment, gold, 200 x 211 mm (Marlay cutting It. 65) and 189 x 210 mm (Marlay cutting It. 66), both reverse sides obscured by paper mounts, traces of musical staves ruled in red ink and fragmentary text with ruling in brown ink on rectos. Circa 1490 CONTENTS: The initial would have introduced the responsory at Matins for the feast of St Andrew Apostle, Dum perambularet Dominus iuxta mare Galiliaeae, vidit Petrum et Andream (Rom 10:4), or the introit to the Mass for the feast of the Vigil of St Andrew, Dominus secus mare galilaea. DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of complex foliate motifs and a cherub’s face with wings: [D] Christ calling Saints Peter and Andrew. ORNAMENTATION: Traces of black penwork flourishing to text.
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