Gradual

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Record ID: 
384180
Accession number: 
MS M.478
Title: 
Gradual
Created: 
Florence, Italy, 1392-1399.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
17 cuttings, matted : vellum, ill. ; various sizes.
Provenance: 
Made at Santa Maria degli Angeli Monastery in Florence, probably during the abbacy of Paolo Venier (who became abbot in 1392) for the Monastery of San Michele a Murano; Bromley-Davenport Collection; his sale (London, Sotheby's, May 10, 1907, lot 181) to Quaritch; purchased from Quaritch Dec 13, 1910, by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913); J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

17 of 23 cuttings from a gradual (MS M.478.1-17, MS M.653.1-5, M.718); written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, in the monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, between 1392 and 1399.
Decoration: 17 historiated initials.
Artist: Silvestro, dei Gherarducci.
Scribe: according to Vasari, written by Don Jacopo (Giacobbo de Francesco).
Musical notation: on verso; fragments of 4-line staves with square notes and accompanying text.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
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