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Initial from a Gradual

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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from a Gradual. Production Place: Italy, probably Lombardy. Parchment, gold, 154 x 145 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red, two fragmentary lines of text ruled in pale brown ink, circa 1450. CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text, Bene[dicta tu es in] mulieribus; the historiated initial may have introduced the Introit to the Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, Gaudeamus omnes. DECORATION: Historiated initial [probably G] in dark pink with folded back petal motifs on gold ground: Assumption of the Virgin. ORNAMENTATION: Red initial [B, height of the gap between staves] with purple pen flourishing on reverse.
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