LOVELY ILLUMINATED INITIAL "E" FROM AN ITALIAN ANTIPHONAL, CIRCA 1600
(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Initial. Italy, circa 1600. Single vellum leaf (5-1/2 by 4-3/4 inches), illuminated in red, yellow, green, and brown inks; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 12 by 15 inches. $1800.
Lovely illuminated initial from an Italian antiphonal, circa 1600, scribed very large red initial "E" with a palm tree and a white lily in the background.
This illuminated leaf is from an Italian antiphonal, circa 1600. The recto includes a very large letter "E" in red with a palm tree and white lily in the background. The start of the music staff is just visible along the right edge.