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  • Date:

    1392-1399 (made)

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


1392-1399 (made)

Historical context note

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

'Cat.no. 307.4
D.229-1906 (MS 967)
GRADUAL (Christimas Day)
Cut-out initial L (Adoration of the Shepherdes, in a cave, attributed by Levi d'Ancona and Kanter to Silvertro dei Cherarducci)

Text: L [ux fulgebit hodie]; on verso [cuius] regni non e/[rit finis. Ps.] Dominus /regnavit, Introit to the Mass for Christmas morning

Italy (Florence). 1391-1399
(305 x 125) mm; miniature 160 x 125 mm
Staves of 4 red lines, 37 mm; square notation

Pub: 1908 cat, 85; 1923 cat, 78; Levi d'Ancona, 1959; Levi d'Ancona, 1993 ,II, pp. 25, 51; Kanter, 1994, p. 158, cat. no. 17b.'
[ Note from Anna Melograni re: 432 (2/5/07) The attribution to Don Silverstro Gherarducci is by Gaudenz Freuler (not L. Kanter) according to the Met catalogue 1994

Same as other fragment attributed to Don Silverstro]

Descriptive line

Leaf from a Gradual (Christmas Day); cut-out initial L, with the Adoration of the Shepherds; attributed to Silvestro dei Gherarducci; Italy (Florence); 1392-1399 A duplicate number MS.967 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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