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Red and blue parted initial, fragmentary leaf from an Antiphoner

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An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Fragmentary leaf from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy. Parchment, gold, 367 x 230 mm, five fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, five fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet, circa 1390 to circa 1399.
CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto), parts of the second antiphon for the psalms in the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St Michael in the Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner, [Laudemus Dominum que]m laudant angeli [quem cherubim et] seraphyn sanctus sanctus sanctus [proclamant…] followed by the third antiphon, Ascendit fu[mus aromatum in] conspectu Domini de [manu angeli], followed on the recto (original verso) by the responsory to the first lesson, Fact[um est silentium in ce]lo [dum committeret bel]lum draco cum [Michaele archan]gelo. Audi[ta est vox milia milium dicentium salus honor et virtus omnipotenti deo]; the initial F, originally on the recto of the leaf, would have introduced the first responsory in Matins for the feast of St Michael (29 September) in a Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner for the Sanctoral. ORNAMENTATION: Red and blue parted initial [F, 4 ll.] with voided ornament and red and blue pen-flourished infill and extensions, following letters written in blue; red one-line penwork initial [A] with purple pen-flourished infill and extensions on reverse; capitals highlighted in red.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting. Fragmentary leaf from an Antiphoner. Production Place: Italy. Parchment, gold, 367 x 230 mm, five fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, five fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet, circa 1390 to circa 1399. CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto), parts of the second antiphon for the psalms in the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St Michael in the Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner, [Laudemus Dominum que]m laudant angeli [quem cherubim et] seraphyn sanctus sanctus sanctus [proclamant…] followed by the third antiphon, Ascendit fu[mus aromatum in] conspectu Domini de [manu angeli], followed on the recto (original verso) by the responsory to the first lesson, Fact[um est silentium in ce]lo [dum committeret bel]lum draco cum [Michaele archan]gelo. Audi[ta est vox milia milium dicentium salus honor et virtus omnipotenti deo]; the initial F, originally on the recto of the leaf, would have introduced the first responsory in Matins for the feast of St Michael (29 September) in a Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner for the Sanctoral. ORNAMENTATION: Red and blue parted initial [F, 4 ll.] with voided ornament and red and blue pen-flourished infill and extensions, following letters written in blue; red one-line penwork initial [A] with purple pen-flourished infill and extensions on reverse; capitals highlighted in red.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.6a
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
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  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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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 illuminated illumination initial Italian manuscript miniature music manuscript neum neume notation notes ornamental ornamentation ornamented parchment penwork red religion religious Renaissance staves Trecento

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