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  • Date:

    ca. 1490 (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 81, box V


ca. 1490 (made)

Historical context note

Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

'1107.7 (MS 569)
ANTIPHONER - Sanctorale 22 Nov. (Lib. Us. 1756)
Leaf, with historiated initial C (blue acanthus letter-shape, St Cecilia with open crown and martyr's palm reading book, burnished gold ground) and floral stems in margin

Rubric: R'. Cantatobus organis Cecillia virgo

Germany (Mainz?) . c.1490
500 x 355 mm; written space 365 x 250 mm.
7 lines of music (staves of 5 red lines 30 mm) and text.
Hufnagel notation
Pp. "724" & "725" (16c)

Pub 1908 cat, 53; 1923 cat, 43'

Descriptive line

Leaf from Antiphoner. Historiated initial C with blue acanthus letter-shape and St. Cecilia with open crown and martyr's palm reading book. Burnished gold ground. Floral stems in margin. Germany. ca 1490. A duplicate number MS.569 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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