One of a total of 20 (possibly 21) leaves from this particular Antiphonal, the present miniature is an emotional scene executed with precision. The style of the painting, demonstrated by these innocent figures with red cheeks and earnest expressions, has been termed the "sweet new style", here combined with a softer, Regensburg variation of the so-called Zackenstil.
The workshop responsible for this miniature and those of the companion leaves consisted of several painters.. As the application of colours outlined in solid black contouring is strongly reminiscent of medieval stained glass, this suggests that the same artists may have worked as designers of glass-windows.
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