Authentic 15th Century handwritten Religious Music sheet, with Grotesque face Gothic script

Authentic 15th Century handwritten Religious Music sheet, with Grotesque face Gothic script


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Authentic 15th Century handwritten Religious Music sheet, with Grotesque face.
This amazing piece was a recent estate find. Framed to 12x9.5 inches It was identified in detail on the reverse by its former owner.
“Portion of a leaf from a liturgical song book, handwritten on parchment about the year 1475. The notes are Gothic neumes of the style known as horse-shoe-nail, the staff is of four lines only. A quaint grotesque face is contained in one of the capital letters.”

I have not unframed or inspected this piece outside it’s frame, but it appears there’s additional music on the reverse of the parchment which can be seen showing through in some places.

Not to be confused with later pieces or early printed pieces made in greater volume, this hand done work is a true treasure.

An amazing early handwritten object!


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