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ANTIPHONARIUM - Giant leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.

ANTIPHONARIUM -  Giant leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
Giant leaf on vellum from an antiphonary. - ANTIPHONARIUM
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Title : Giant leaf on vellum from an antiphonary..
Date : Spain, c.1480.
Size : 29.1 x 20.1 inches. / 74.0 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A very fine antiphonary leaf, written in Latin. RECTO: A wonderful initial "O" inserting a cross, decorated with penwork in red, purple and blue. The initial is 25x21cm.
VERSO: The five staves are in red and the notes in black: there is one large initial "G" decorated with penwork .
On extremely heavy vellum (most likely ox) Wide margins. A few letters are burned into the vellum, due to oxidation of ink. Vellum age-toned, signs of use and smutted.
The antiphonal - as it is also called - has a large format because it was used by a whole choir and all the singers could have a look at it!

Medieval manuscript leaf

Condition : In good condition. Lines written in rounded Gothic script, written in black ink, on a five-line-stave, with headings and rubrics in red.

ID: 28280

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