The Ascension (Cutting from a Gradual or Antiphonary)
Attributed to Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna (Italian (active in Bologna, 1349–1403))
Overall: 13 x 9.8 cm (5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tempera and ink with gold leaf on parchment
Not On View
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 alle[luia]
Text in Latin written in a Rotunda script in black ink. [P] in gold and colors on gold background, historiated with the Ascension: a crowd of saints and other onlookers gaze upward at the ascending Christ, who is positioned sideways in a lunge with his left hand raised toward heaven.
By 1909, Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: August 26, 1909)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection