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Creation of heaven and earth, leaf from an Antiphoner

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An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from an Antiphoner. Creation of heaven and earth. Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini (act. 1449 - d.1492). Pietro, Sano di. latin. Gothic bookhand (textualis). Production Place: Siena, Italy. 1460-1477.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 578 x 400 mm (398 x 228 mm), 29 long lines, ruled in ink and accommodating two lines of text and two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on each side of the leaf.
CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto): Antiphon for the psalm Salvum me fac of the first nocturn of Matins for Septuagesima Sunday, [Tu Domine servabis nos et cus]todies nos, followed by Ps[almus] Salvum me fac d[eus]. V[ersiculus] Memor fui nocte nominis tui d[omine]. R[esponsorium] Et custodivi legem tuam; the miniature and initial, which would have been on the original verso, introduced the responsory for the first lesson of Matins for Septuagesima Sunday, In principio fecit Deus celum et ter[ram] (Gen I:1).
DECORATION: Large framed miniature of the Creation of heaven and earth, accompanied by a graded blue initial [I, 17 ll.] on burnished gold ground, with acanthus leaves extending into a full border containing birds, vases, gold balls and putti supporting a wreath medallion with the (overpainted) arms of the Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala in Siena.
ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2-4 ll.] with reserved ornament.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from an Antiphoner. Creation of heaven and earth. Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini (act. 1449 - d.1492). Pietro, Sano di. latin. Gothic bookhand (textualis). Production Place: Siena, Italy. 1460-1477. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 578 x 400 mm (398 x 228 mm), 29 long lines, ruled in ink and accommodating two lines of text and two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on each side of the leaf. CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto): Antiphon for the psalm Salvum me fac of the first nocturn of Matins for Septuagesima Sunday, [Tu Domine servabis nos et cus]todies nos, followed by Ps[almus] Salvum me fac d[eus]. V[ersiculus] Memor fui nocte nominis tui d[omine]. R[esponsorium] Et custodivi legem tuam; the miniature and initial, which would have been on the original verso, introduced the responsory for the first lesson of Matins for Septuagesima Sunday, In principio fecit Deus celum et ter[ram] (Gen I:1). DECORATION: Large framed miniature of the Creation of heaven and earth, accompanied by a graded blue initial [I, 17 ll.] on burnished gold ground, with acanthus leaves extending into a full border containing birds, vases, gold balls and putti supporting a wreath medallion with the (overpainted) arms of the Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2-4 ll.] with reserved ornament.

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  • Accession Number: MS 197
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1499 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
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  • Filesize: 470.15kB

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15th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd acanthus antiphonal antiphoner antiphons arms astrological astrology biblical birds blue border burnished cherubims cherubs Christ Christianity coat of arms creation creator crest devices family crest Fitz_MSPB Genesis God God the Father gold leaf Gothic bookhand (textualis) heaven and earth heavenly heavens historiated initial illuminated illumination initial Italian Jesus manuscript margin marginalia medallions miniature music manuscript Old Testament parchment Pellegrino di Mariano Rossini putti putto Quattrocento religion religious Renaissance Sano di Pietro script Sienese School signs of the zodiac The Lord vases wreaths zodiac

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