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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy, probably Emilia. Parchment, gold, 174 x 140 mm, three musical staves ruled in red ink, four fragmentary lines of text, circa 1300 to circa 1325. CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the responsory to the first lesson at Matins for Christmas Day, quia salus [eterna] humano ge[neri ap]paruit; the initial H probably introduced this responsory, Hodie nobis caelorum (Is 9.1). DECORATION: Historiated initials in graded pink and orange with scrolling foliate extensions and gold discs on a solid blue ground: [H] Nativity of Christ.
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