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  • Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from an illuminated Choir book. Parchment, gold, 185 x 192 mm, two musical staves ruled in brown and green ink, two lines of fragmentary text, ruled in pale brown ink, circa 1450. Production: Italy, Lombardy. CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text [H]oc mare e and Letetur cor. DECORATION: Historiated initial in beige with white highlighting and acanthus extensions on a ground of solid gold: [M] King David with psaltery against a tessellated blue background. ORNAMENTATION: On reverse, two ornamental initials [height of one stave] in black with floral motifs drawn in ink and coloured with pale green and pink wash, partially cropped.
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