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Fragment with ornamental initials from an Antiphoner

Image attached to MS McClean 201.12b.2-16

An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Fragments with ornamental initials from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy, Florence. Parchment, gold, penwork, three and a half fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and three fragmentary lines of text ruled in black ink on recto and verso. circa 1350. MS McClean 201.12b.2.
CONTENTS:  The parted initial opened an antiphon preceded by the rubric Sabb[at]o IIII d[omi]nice quando ponitur ystoria iudith ad m. ana; on reverse, part of the second responsory to the first lesson in Matins on Sundays in mid-September, Omni tempo[re benedic Deum et] pete ab eo ut vias tu[as dirigat].
ORNAMENTATION: Five blue and red parted initials with purple and red pen-flourished infill and extensions: MS McClean 201.12b.2 [A, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.3 [M, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.4 [P. 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.5 [S, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.6 [Q, 2 ll.]. Alternate blue and red one-line penwork initials with red or purple pen flourishing on remaining fragments and on the reverse of MSS McClean 201.12b.2, McClean 201.12b.3 and McClean 201.12b.4.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Fragments with ornamental initials from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy, Florence. Parchment, gold, penwork, three and a half fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and three fragmentary lines of text ruled in black ink on recto and verso. circa 1350. MS McClean 201.12b.2. CONTENTS: The parted initial opened an antiphon preceded by the rubric Sabb[at]o IIII d[omi]nice quando ponitur ystoria iudith ad m. ana; on reverse, part of the second responsory to the first lesson in Matins on Sundays in mid-September, Omni tempo[re benedic Deum et] pete ab eo ut vias tu[as dirigat]. ORNAMENTATION: Five blue and red parted initials with purple and red pen-flourished infill and extensions: MS McClean 201.12b.2 [A, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.3 [M, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.4 [P. 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.5 [S, 2 ll.]; MS McClean 201.12b.6 [Q, 2 ll.]. Alternate blue and red one-line penwork initials with red or purple pen flourishing on remaining fragments and on the reverse of MSS McClean 201.12b.2, McClean 201.12b.3 and McClean 201.12b.4.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.12b.2-16
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1127 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 187.70kB

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14th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending antiphonal antiphoner antiphons blue cutting decorative initial Early Renaissance Fitz_MSPB Florentine School fragment illuminated illumination initial Italian manuscript music manuscript neum neume notation notes parchment penwork red Renaissance sprays spraywork staves Trecento

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