Rome, Italy, ca. 1519.
Gift of Mrs. Herbert N. Straus, October, 1962.
1 leaf (5 5-line staves, 5 lines of text), matted : vellum, ill. ; 810 x 560 mm
Incorporated into the border decoration are the arms of pope Leo X and two of his devices: a yoke over the inscription SVAVE; and a ring encircling the anagram GLOVIS (an inversion of the motto si volg(e); Church of Sta. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome?; allegedly sold by church authorities ca. 1925; Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Geneva; purchased from Hirsch by Mrs. Herbert Straus 27 November 1926; gift of Mrs. Herbert N. Straus in October, 1962.
Ms. gradual leaf (Introit to the Mass for Epiphany), written and illuminated in Italy, Rome, ca. 1519.
Decoration: 1 large historiated initial E(cce) with depiction of the Adoration of the Magi, 1 full illuminated border inset with birds, grotesques, and armorial devices.
Musical notation: 5-line staves with square notes.