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Historiated initial with the Nativity

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An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter. Historiated initial in pink on gold ground: [C, 5 ll.] Nativity. Latin, Gothic bookhand (textualis). Parchment, 133 x 132 mm, five lines ruled in faint brown ink on reverse. 1450-1460. Production Place: Cremona, Italy.
CONTENTS: On reverse, part of Ps 15:5-6, [Dominus pars h]ereditatis mee [et calicis mei] tu es qui re[stitues heredi]tatem meam mihi [funes ceci]derunt mihi in p[reclaris etenim hereditas mea preclara est mihi]; the initial probably introduced Ps 15, Conserva me Domine.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter. Historiated initial in pink on gold ground: [C, 5 ll.] Nativity. Latin, Gothic bookhand (textualis). Parchment, 133 x 132 mm, five lines ruled in faint brown ink on reverse. 1450-1460. Production Place: Cremona, Italy. CONTENTS: On reverse, part of Ps 15:5-6, [Dominus pars h]ereditatis mee [et calicis mei] tu es qui re[stitues heredi]tatem meam mihi [funes ceci]derunt mihi in p[reclaris etenim hereditas mea preclara est mihi]; the initial probably introduced Ps 15, Conserva me Domine.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.13f
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1023 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.42MB

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15th Century animal animals ass Baby Jesus cattle choir psalter Christ Christ child Christianity Christmas cows cutting donkeys gold leaf halo historiated initial illuminated illumination infant Christ Italian Jesus Joseph Madonna manger mantle manuscript Mary and Joseph nativity parchment psalter Quattrocento religion religious Renaissance Virgin and Child Virgin Mary Xmas

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