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Decorated initial and vertical catchword

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1530-1550.

This opening can be found towards the end of the Temporale. This is the portion of the Missal which relates to the observance of the seasons of the Church year. The opening features a highly decorative vertical catchword on the bottom of folio 94v, and a realistically rendered bunch of grapes within a 3-line initial on folio 95r.

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