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Hymns from a Fifteenth-Century Antiphonary

Published on , by Philippe Dufour
Auction on 02 June 2022 - 11:00 (CEST) - 1, rue de la Paix - 10000 Troyes

This large antiphonary from the first half of the 15th century fetched €11,036 at the Ivoire-Boisseau-Pomez OVV (cabinet Poulain) sale in Troyes on Thursday, June 2nd.

  Hymns from a Fifteenth-Century Antiphonary
 

It consists of 245 in-plano parchment leaves (70 x 50 cm/27.56 x 19.68 in), or 490 pages, handwritten in gothic script, bringing together the sung parts of the mass. Each one has six staves of four lines in square notation (neumes). There are 1,266 initials, including 781 with filigree decoration and 29 with historiated or grotesque decoration, including the Fête du Très Saint-Nom de Jésus (Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, reproduced).

Livres anciens et modernes, livres illustrés, manuscrits, autographes
Thursday 02 June 2022 - 11:00 (CEST)
1, rue de la Paix - 10000 Troyes
Ivoire Troyes - Boisseau-Pomez
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