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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from an Antiphoner. Parchment, gold, 60 x 58 mm, one three-line musical stave ruled in red ink, one line of fragmentary text, circa 1450 to circa 1460. Production Place: Italy, Bergamo or Cremona. CONTENT: The initial probably introduced the antiphon at First Vespers for the Feast of the Commemoration of St Paul (June 30), Ego plantavi. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with white highlighting on a ground of solid gold, housing half-length figures: [E] St Paul with sword and book.
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