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Verso, leaf from a set of Choir books, Sano di Pietro and Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini

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An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from a set of Choir books. Pietro, Sano di. Rossini, Pellegrino di Mariano. Parchment, gold, 588 x 400 mm (360 x 235 mm) 23 long lines, ruled in ink and accommodating two lines of text and two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on the original recto of the leaf, and twelve lines of text on the original verso, circa 1460 to circa 1477. Production Place: Italy, Siena.
CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto): two musical staves and two lines of text containing the Antiphon for the first psalm of the first nocturn of Vespers for a Sunday in the Easter season, Aleluia. Euoue Dixit dominus [Domino meo sede a dextris meis] Euoue; the initial, which would have been on the original verso, introduced Ps. 109:1-2, Dixit dominus domino meo…virgam virtutis tuae emittet dominus. DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded blue on burnished gold ground, with acanthus leaves extending into full borders containing birds, putti and gold balls: Ps 109:1, [D, 11 ll.] King David enthroned, flanked by two attendants, and trampling on an enemy. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2-4 ll.] with reserved ornament, and red and blue pen-flourished infill and frames.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from a set of Choir books. Pietro, Sano di. Rossini, Pellegrino di Mariano. Parchment, gold, 588 x 400 mm (360 x 235 mm) 23 long lines, ruled in ink and accommodating two lines of text and two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on the original recto of the leaf, and twelve lines of text on the original verso, circa 1460 to circa 1477. Production Place: Italy, Siena. CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto): two musical staves and two lines of text containing the Antiphon for the first psalm of the first nocturn of Vespers for a Sunday in the Easter season, Aleluia. Euoue Dixit dominus [Domino meo sede a dextris meis] Euoue; the initial, which would have been on the original verso, introduced Ps. 109:1-2, Dixit dominus domino meo…virgam virtutis tuae emittet dominus. DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded blue on burnished gold ground, with acanthus leaves extending into full borders containing birds, putti and gold balls: Ps 109:1, [D, 11 ll.] King David enthroned, flanked by two attendants, and trampling on an enemy. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2-4 ll.] with reserved ornament, and red and blue pen-flourished infill and frames.

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  • Accession Number: MS 198
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1462 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 163.96kB

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15th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending antiphonal antiphons choir book decorative initial Fitz_MSPB illuminated illumination Italian manuscript music manuscript notation notes ornamentation ornamented parchment Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini penwork Quattrocento religion religious Renaissance Sano di Pietro Sienese School staves verso vespers

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