Illuminated liturgical chant leaf c. 1550

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Recto: Nine lines of text in Latin written in a rounded gothic script in black ink on vellum. Two lines of liturgical chant written on five-line staves in square and diamond shaped neumes. Rubrics in red. Two illuminated initials in green and red.
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Verso: 15 lines of text with three illuminated initials in red and green
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Source: Probably Spain.

Date: c.1550

Content: The content is sections of Psalm 137 (KJV 138). Verso begins with a section of Verse 3 followed by verses 4, 5 and 6 and the psalm continues to its end on Recto. The music is part of the first verse: In conspectu angelorum psallum… (Before the gods will I sing praise unto thee….) .

Condition: This leaf is in very good condition. There is some staining in the corners from devotional handling which is largely masked off by the mat, leaving a fine image with strong black ink and brightly coloured initials.
The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.

Size: Size of leaf: approx. 555x390 mm. Text and illuminated area: approx. 480x260 mm. Presented in a museum quality mat in red with an inner gold filet, ready to frame. Certificate of Authenticity.
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Stock Number: MMU005

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