Lot 23
  • 23

Two illuminated initials from Choirbooks, in Latin [Italy, 15th century]

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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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two cuttings: (a) 220x187mm, vellum, illuminated initial ‘O’ from a Gradual, the beginning of the antiphon for the second Sunday after Trinity, "Om[nis terra ad]oret te", the other side with the beginning of Psalm 65, some loss of gold ground [north-east Italy, perhaps Veneto]; (b) 260x160mm, vellum, decorated initial ‘A’, text unidentified, the music in square notation on four-line red staves
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