Ms. leaf. Layout: Frame-ruled, musical staff notation (4 lines in red with square notes); text between staves. Decoration of initial: Christ is depicted ascending into heaven and is observed by the eleven disciples who stand on the hill at Galilee (Matt. 28:16; Luke 24:50-51; etc.). This scene is surrounded by the illuminated initial "A" of "ascendens." Other decoration: Two wide floriate borders with illumination extend the length of left side and the top. Origin: Transcribed by Dominican friar, Giovanni Balli; illuminated initial attributed to Giovanni Battista Rossi; commissioned by Prince Fabrizio Pignatelli of Naples. Provenance: Purchased from Marshall Field & Company, Chicago, summer of 1985, with support from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Friends. Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0146.
1 leaf : parchment, ill. ; 965 x 810 (485 x 360) mm.
Ascendens Christu[s] in altum, captivam .../Giovanni Balli; Giovanni Battista Rossi; Fabrizio Pignatelli, Prince; Marshall Field & Company,; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library. Friends,; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.;; [Italy, ca. 1593]