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The Ascension (Cutting from a Gradual or Antiphonary)

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A cutting from a Gradual or Antiphonary (both books hold songs used in the Divine Office or Mass), containing two partial staves on verso, heightened square neumes on a four-line staff (no clef extant). Recto: P[ost passionem suam…] Verso: …[nu]bes suscepit [eum ab oculis e]orum...

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By 1909, Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: August 26, 1909)

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian (Bologna?), Medieval (Gothic), about 1350–1400


Overall: 13 x 9.8 cm (5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Tempera and ink with gold leaf on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts