LOS ANGELES, CA., J. Paul Getty Museum
Antiphonarium secundum usum Fratrum Minorum [fragm.] ms.
Los Angeles, Getty Mus., MSS. 98-99
15th cent. (c. 1450-1455), Italy (Romagna: Bologna or Ferrara)
Vellum. Two loose leaves, 58.1 x 41.5 cm, each with an historiated initial (Isaac and Esau, MS. 98; David, MS. 99); coat of arms on MS. 99 (initial leaf of the volume). Musical notation on four-line staves
Illuminated by Franco dei Russi. The original volume is part of a series of choir-books commissioned by Cardinal Bessarion (+ 1472; his arms on MS. 99) for the benefit of the Franciscan Convent of Constantinople, and eventually yielded to Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, after the Turkish Conquest (1453)
Purchased in 2005 (acc. 2005.37-38)