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18th Century Deco Latin Manuscript Antiphonal Leaf - Simon's Canticle & Psalm 133/4

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Antiphonary: Germany, Late 1700's.

A decorative manuscript leaf with vibrant deco initials from an antiphonary which was most likely produced in a German scriptorium around the late 1700's. This piece is 100% done by hand--from the coloring, to the words, to the chords & ruling.

The large N initial starts Simon's Canticle "Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace..." ("Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace...")

On the back, the large E initial starts Psalm 133/34 "Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum omnes servi Domini. Qui statis in domo Domini: in atriis domus Dei nostri..." ("Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God...")

Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with some light soiling/browning along edges. 28 x 22cm.
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