A gorgeous 17th Century antiphonal of chants for Mass.
This framed Italian antique music manuscript (in Latin) is an individual page of what would have been a large bound missal for a Catholic mass. It is hand-painted on parchment.
Tempera paints were used for the musical notations and beautiful illustrations.
Each manuscript page is floated within its frame to highlight the texture of the parchment which was the manuscript writing surface prior to the use of paper.
The custom framing is new.
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