The file consists of a large piece of parchment outlined with red double margins containing Latin text. The delicate, precise calligraphy (style generally used for choir books) is done primarily in brownish colour ink. The capital letters are done in blue and red.
The file consists of a gold, red, blue and green ornamental manuscript initial of a group hymn book; cut out of original manuscript. It dates from ca. 1500 and is from Verona, Italy. It was made with gold leaf, tempera, and shell gold on vellum.