Cantiga, Color Illumination illustrating one of the songs being played by the period instrument from: The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary)
Medieval
Cantiga, Cantigas de Santa Maria
Cantiga, Color Illumination illustrating one of the songs being played by the period instrument from: The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary), c. 1270-90.



"The Cantigas de Santa Maria" medieval-era manuscripts were written in Galician-Portuguese during the reign of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284) and are one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the middle ages."



Read more: http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/



Of Interest: http://tiffanysmsuichistoryblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/reflection-on-cantigas-de-santa-maria.html