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ANTIPHONARIUM - Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.

ANTIPHONARIUM -  Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary.
Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary. - ANTIPHONARIUM
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Title : Leaf on vellum from an antiphonary..
Date : Besançon, 1370.
Size : 11.5 x 8.3 inches. / 29.1 x 21.2 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A more than 600 years old antiphonary leaf, written in Besançon, in 1370. Musical notation on 4 bars, the staves are in red and the notes in black: numerous pen-flourished initials in brown with red flourishing almost each initial decorated with human heads. Several 1-line initials in brown and red ink.
RECTO: One 2-line initial B with extensive pen work in blue and red with a fantastic large dragon.
In top a historiated initial with human figures.

Besançon, was the capital of the department of Doubs and the former capital of Franche-Comté which has since been merged with Burgundy to become Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Paris was a leading city in the production of illuminated manuscripts throughout the Middle Ages; however production plummeted in the early years of the fifteenth century as a result of multiple difficulties; including the plague, the fall of the city to the English and the Burgundian-Armagnac feud. The fifteenth century thus saw a rise in manuscript production in provincial centers; particularly in Burgundy and the neighboring Franche-Comté owing to the artistic patronage of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Condition : 13 lines in dark brown, written in two columns. Cropped upper margin, shaving the top margin initial. For the rest in fine condition.

ID: 14018

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