Call No. [Page No.]: [p. 146]
Publisher: The Netherlands: 14th century
Document Type: Manuscript
Category: Rare Book Collection
Date: Circa 1350
Ink, color and gold leaf on vellum. Since the making of manuscripts was consuming and laborious, large choirbooks were created for use in a monastery or cathedral, allowing an entire choir of 20 or more singers to see the music. This beautifully illuminated page from an antiphon (a liturgical chant), with its delicate filigree, rich colors, and brilliant gold leaf, is a fine example of the calligrapher's craft.
Treasure record edited by Hamilton Library at 2010-07-28 16:27:45