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Leaf from a Breviary or Ordinal

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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from a Breviary or Ordinal. Production Place: Central Italy. Parchment, gold, 500 x 372 mm (366 x 225 mm), 20 lines of text, ruled in pale brown ink. Circa 1450-1475. CONTENTS: On reverse, the last two verses of the hymn Lux ecce surgit aurea for Thursday Lauds and the hymn Tu trinitatis unitas for Friday Matins; on the recto (the leaf’s original verso), the psalm for Friday Matins, Inclina Domine aurem tuam (Ps. 85:1-6), with antiphon Inclina domine. DECORATION: Historiated initial [I, 6 ll.] in pink and blue on a tessellated ground with painted floral motifs enclosing a crowned youth (David?) in prayer and accompanied by one-sided border formed of gold stave, flowers, foliage, spraywork and gold discs. ORNAMENTATION: On reverse, red voided initial [T, 4 ll.] with red and blue pen flourishing for the hymn Tu trinitas unitas; alternate red and blue one-line penwork initials set in the margin for each verse; initials within rubrics pen-flourished in brown ink.
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