Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts MS. Don. a. 11 manuscript parchment Antiphonal (fragments). Italian Pisa 14th century, middle to late fol. 013v whole page Temporale for Easter. Whole page with initial D[ignus]: Christ with book adored by the Elders as in Rev. 5: 9. MS. Don. a. 11. Italian illumination: decorated and historiated initials. Fragments (12 leaves) from three(?) Franciscan(?) antiphonals. Pisa, mid and late 14th century. 286.2 016
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts MS. Span. d. 1 Manuscript parchment Brunetto Latini Aragonese version of the greater part of Brunetto Latini's Tesoretto. Spanish Seville 1467 fol. 049r whole page Beginning of Book IV, decorated border and initial. Spanish illumination. Miscellany. 12th-18th centuries. 205O 17
OLDEST SONG IN THE WORLD ~ Clay tablets relating to music including some excavated in Syria by French archaeologists in the early '50s. The tablets from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit were about 3,400 years old, had markings called cuneiform signs in the hurrian language that provided a form of musical notation. One of the texts formed a complete cult hymn and is the oldest preserved song with notation in the world.
Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: the Sixth Angel Delivers the Four Angels that had been Bound at the River Euphrates; an Altar Appears in the Heavens as the Enthroned Christ Raises His Hand in Blessing | Spanish | circa 1180 | tempera, gold & ink on parchment | The Cloisters Collection; Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1991.232.11
Manuscript leaf from an antiphonary Date: 14th century Geography: Made in, Bologna (?), Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Parchment, tempera, ink, silver leaf Dimensions: Overall: 20 5/16 x 14 in. (51.6 x 35.6 cm) letter: 4 x 4 1/2 in. (10.2 x 11.5 cm) Mat size: 29 x 23 1/16 in. (73.6 x 58.5 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations