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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

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  • Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy, probably Florence. Parchment, gold, 207 x 130 mm, inset in modern vellum, two and a half fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and fragmentary words on three lines ruled in brown ink on reverse. Circa 1490 to circa 1499. CONTENTS: On reverse, versicle for the first lesson at Matins for the dedication of a church, F[undata est] domus domi[ni super verti]cem montium [et exaltata est super omnes colles et venient ad eam omnes gentes]; the initial would have introduced the responsory to the first lesson at Matins for the dedication of a church, In dedicatione templi decantabat populus laudem. DECORATION: Historiated initial [I] showing a group of saints, including St Peter with a book and a key. ORNAMENTATION: Red penwork initial [F, 1 ll.] with reserved ornament and blue pen flourishing on reverse.
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