Possibly Later Middle Ages
Antique sheet music hand painted on paper. Was likely produced in a medieval monastery as liturgy music. This sheet shows its age with some toning at the paper edges, one edge being more worn than the others, and some fading of the ink. Featuring colorful letters in red and teal blue. Antique sheet music is difficult to date. We believe that generally sheet music hand painted on vellum was likely created in the earlier Middle Ages, while sheet music on paper that is hand painted would have been produced in the middle or later Middle Ages. French monks are known to have begun creating their own paper around 1350 C.E. Sheet music that is printed would have been created after the printing press was invented in Europe (1453 C.E.) and is therefore believed to have been made in the early Renaissance. These generalizations help give us an idea of possible age, but we cannot know if a piece was created in an area that adopted new techniques early or clung to past methods later. Very good condition overall with normal signs of age. Sheet measures approx. 18 x 15 inches (H x W) overall. A statement piece - Graphic and interesting, will look great on your wall!
Item Number: OTH320