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Rare museum quality manuscript, 15th century, single page, double sided, oversize vellum leaf (animal skin, probably goat) with a beautiful hand-painted polychrome illuminated letter "S". Hand-lettere

16th Century Illuminated Gregorian Neume

Rare museum quality manuscript, 15th century, single page, double sided, oversize vellum leaf (animal skin, probably goat) with a beautiful hand-painted polychrome illuminated letter "S". Hand-lettere

This leaf originally belonged to a mid-thirteenth-century gradual from southern Germany, or possibly the Seitenstetten region of Austria. The pages contain the fragmentary hymns for the feasts of St. Lawrence and the Assumption of the Virgin. The illumination introduces the latter, in the form of a large historiated initial "G," and depicts the death of the Virgin surrounded by apostles in the lower portion of the initial, while revealing her assumption into Heaven above. Christ app...

Single leaf from a Gradual with the Assumption of the Virgin, Initial G with the death and assumption of the Virgin, Walters Manuscript fol.

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