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Ascension, historiated initial from a Spanish Gradual, Master of the Cypresses

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An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from a Gradual. Master of the Cypresses (Spanish, op.1434). Production Place: Spain, Seville. Parchment, 180 x 210 mm, two lines of fragmentary text and one fragmentary five-line musical stave ruled in red ink on reverse. 
CONTENTS: The initial V would have introduced the Introit of the Mass for Ascension, Viri Galilei, quid admiramini aspicientes; on reverse, part of the Communion for Tuesday before Ascension, [Petite et accipietis] querite inveniet[is]. DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of geometric motifs and stylized acanthus on burnished gold ground, with identical border ornament: [V, 2 ll. of text and one musical stave] Ascension.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from a Gradual. Master of the Cypresses (Spanish, op.1434). Production Place: Spain, Seville. Parchment, 180 x 210 mm, two lines of fragmentary text and one fragmentary five-line musical stave ruled in red ink on reverse. CONTENTS: The initial V would have introduced the Introit of the Mass for Ascension, Viri Galilei, quid admiramini aspicientes; on reverse, part of the Communion for Tuesday before Ascension, [Petite et accipietis] querite inveniet[is]. DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of geometric motifs and stylized acanthus on burnished gold ground, with identical border ornament: [V, 2 ll. of text and one musical stave] Ascension.

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  • Accession Number: MS 291
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 831 pixels
  • Image width: 1023 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 169.90kB

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15th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending acanthus angelic angels apostles ascending ascension ascension of Christ ascent burnished Christ Christianity cutting decorative initial disciples Easter Fitz_MSPB gold leaf gradual historiated initial illuminated illumination inhabited initial initial introit Jesus Madonna manuscript Master of the Cypresses miniature music manuscript pink Renaissance saints Spanish winged wings

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