16th century - Antique Sheet Music - Plurimos mar. Ccxciii - Antique

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Item number: OTH321
Hand Painted Genuine Antique Sheet Music on Paper

c. 16th century

Maker: Unknown.

Antique sheet music printed on paper. This was likely produced using a woodblock printing method. It features a decorative scene. This sheet shows its age with some mild foxing, some wear at paper edges, and a paper repair on the left side. Tiny pin holes in the vase portion of the decoratie scene- these are so tiny that one can only see them if the paper is held up to the light. Featuring colorful letters in red. 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. Good condition overall. Sheet measures approx. 18 x 15 inches (H x W) overall. Priced as-is. A statement piece - Graphic and interesting, will look great on your wall! **SOLD**

Item Number: OTH321