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Executioner beheading two saints, historiated initial from an Antiphoner

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An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Central Italy. Parchment, 118 x 110 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet on reverse. Circa 1325 to circa 1350.
CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the second antiphon at Matins for the Common of Martyrs, [Tamquam aurum in fornace proba]vit electos [dominus et quasi holoc]austa ace[pit eos in eternum]. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink on blue ground: [A, 2 ll.] Executioner beheading two saints.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Central Italy. Parchment, 118 x 110 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet on reverse. Circa 1325 to circa 1350. CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the second antiphon at Matins for the Common of Martyrs, [Tamquam aurum in fornace proba]vit electos [dominus et quasi holoc]austa ace[pit eos in eternum]. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink on blue ground: [A, 2 ll.] Executioner beheading two saints.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.13c
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
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  • Image width: 1024 pixels
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