One of the most interesting items in the Museum of Cieszyn Silesia is the 15th century antiphonal written on parchment paper by Hieronymus of Nola, a monk from an Italian monastery.
The work contains musical notation based on four stave lines. The notes formed as square blocks, referred to as neumes, as well as most of the Latin text, were printed with gold ink. The book includes three full-page illuminations presenting King David playing the harp, Jesus driving the moneychangers from the temple and the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. These illustrations were made by Giovanni Battista da Rosa, painter operating in the second half of the 15th century on the South of Europe. The antiphonal is bound with boards including leather lining, metal fittings and large superexlibris. Its weight is approximately 18 kilograms. It comes from the collection of Bruno Konczakowski, who had bought the item before the 1st World War from Karl Hiersemann, owner of a renowned bookshop in Leipzig.