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  • M3271 Illuminated Initial “E”, From a Gradual, Italy, Padua, ca. 1450 

This is a genuine leaf from a Gradual, a liturgical book of texts and music of chants sung by the choir in response to the celebrant of the Mass.  It was written by hand in the 15th century. A single leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, on vellum.  Written in a massive gothic liturgical script in black ink.  Rubrics and four-line staves in red.  Illuminated initial “E” of foliate form in various colors of tempera on a ground of highly burnished gold.  Initial “E” opens Psalm 81, “Exultate Deo…” (sing aloud unto God our strength….)  From a series of lavishly illuminated manuscripts created for the monastery of St. Giustina of Padua.
  • M3271 Illuminated Initial “E”, From a Gradual, Italy, Padua, ca. 1450 

This is a genuine leaf from a Gradual, a liturgical book of texts and music of chants sung by the choir in response to the celebrant of the Mass.  It was written by hand in the 15th century. A single leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, on vellum.  Written in a massive gothic liturgical script in black ink.  Rubrics and four-line staves in red.  Illuminated initial “E” of foliate form in various colors of tempera on a ground of highly burnished gold.  Initial “E” opens Psalm 81, “Exultate Deo…” (sing aloud unto God our strength….)  From a series of lavishly illuminated manuscripts created for the monastery of St. Giustina of Padua. Size 22 1/2 x 16 inches.

M3271 Illuminated Initial "E", from a Gradual, Italy, Padua, c. 1450

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M3271 Illuminated Initial “E”, From a Gradual, Italy, Padua, ca. 1450 

This is a genuine leaf from a Gradual, a liturgical book of texts and music of chants sung by the choir in response to the celebrant of the Mass.  It was written by hand in the 15th century. A single leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, on vellum.  Written in a massive gothic liturgical script in black ink.  Rubrics and four-line staves in red.  Illuminated initial “E” of foliate form in various colors of tempera on a ground of highly burnished gold.  Initial “E” opens Psalm 81, “Exultate Deo…” (sing aloud unto God our strength….)  From a series of lavishly illuminated manuscripts created for the monastery of St. Giustina of Padua. Size: 22 1/2 x 16 inches.  

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