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The Trinity, flanked by kneeling friar and nun, initial from an Antiphoner

Image attached to MS McClean 201.9i

An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Central Italy. Parchment, gold. 140 x 129 mm, one musical stave ruled in red ink, two lines of fragmentary text ruled in plummet, circa 1350.
CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text of the end of the antiphon in the Dominican rite for Benedictus on the Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost which precedes Trinity Sunday [.... singulis manus imponens curabat] eos alleluia, and rubric Sabbato ad Benedictus antiphon; the initial introduced the antiphon for the psalms at first Vespers of Trinity Sunday in the Dominican rite, O beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas, and would have been on the verso of the original leaf. DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink on a solid blue ground: [O] The Trinity, flanked by kneeling friar (left) and nun (right) in Dominican habits.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Initial from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Central Italy. Parchment, gold. 140 x 129 mm, one musical stave ruled in red ink, two lines of fragmentary text ruled in plummet, circa 1350. CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text of the end of the antiphon in the Dominican rite for Benedictus on the Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost which precedes Trinity Sunday [.... singulis manus imponens curabat] eos alleluia, and rubric Sabbato ad Benedictus antiphon; the initial introduced the antiphon for the psalms at first Vespers of Trinity Sunday in the Dominican rite, O beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas, and would have been on the verso of the original leaf. DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink on a solid blue ground: [O] The Trinity, flanked by kneeling friar (left) and nun (right) in Dominican habits.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.9i
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1140 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 251.29kB

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