Leaf from an Antiphoner from the Franciscan Convent of St Klara, Cologne Object: Illuminated manuscript Place of origin: Köln (city), Germany (illuminated) Date: ca. 1350 (illuminated) ca. 1350 (written) Artist/Maker: Loppa de Speculo (Sister) (illuminator) Materials and Techniques: Water-based pigments, gold leaf and ink on parchment
The Squarcialupi Codex, an illuminated manuscript produced in Florence, Italy, is one of the few contemporary sources for the study of non-religious, i.e. "profane" music between the 13th and 14th centuries, and the largest primary source for music of the Trecento, also known as the "Italian ars nova."