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Leaf from a set of Choir books

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  • Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from a set of Choir books. (Italian, act. 1449 - d.1492). Pietro, Sano di (Italian). Latin. Production Place: Siena, Italy. Parchment, 560 x 380 mm (375 x 227 mm), 29 long lines, ruled in ink and accommodating five lines of text and five four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on each side of the leaf, circa 1460 to circa 1477. CONTENTS: Responsory for the first lesson of Matins for the second Sunday after Epiphany, Domine ne in ira tua ar/guas me neque in furore tuo corripias me. Miserere michi domine quo[niam] (Ps. 6:1-3). DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded blue on burnished gold ground, with acanthus leaves extending into full borders containing birds, putti and gold balls: Ps 6:1, [D, 17 ll.] Last Judgement. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2-4 ll.] with reserved ornament.
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