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Head of Christ, wearing Crown of Thorns, leaf from a Book of Hours

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An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from a Book of Hours. Chierico. Francesco di Antonio del (Italian). Production Place: Italy, Florence. Parchment, gold, 130 x 90 mm (70 x 47 mm), 13 long lines ruled in ink, circa 1470 to circa 1484.
CONTENTS: Beginning of the Short Hours of the Cross, on reverse (original recto) end of a collect, pie creditor reclinatus fuisti cuius animam tue mortis gladius pertransibat…ut benefitio tue mortis de victis et hostibus ab instantibus malis et a morte perpetua liberemur. Qui vivus etc. Amen. V[ersiculum] Benedicamus domino. R[esponsio] Deo gratias. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or blue on gold ground, with acanthus extensions and full floral borders containing putti, birds, vases, gold crosses and scenes: Short Hours of the Cross, [D, 8 ll.] Head of Christ, cross-nimbed and wearing Crown of Thorns, with the Betrayal in a roundel in lower border. ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 2 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill and extension for Psalm 94 (MS 257d verso); red or blue one-line penwork initials.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from a Book of Hours. Chierico. Francesco di Antonio del (Italian). Production Place: Italy, Florence. Parchment, gold, 130 x 90 mm (70 x 47 mm), 13 long lines ruled in ink, circa 1470 to circa 1484. CONTENTS: Beginning of the Short Hours of the Cross, on reverse (original recto) end of a collect, pie creditor reclinatus fuisti cuius animam tue mortis gladius pertransibat…ut benefitio tue mortis de victis et hostibus ab instantibus malis et a morte perpetua liberemur. Qui vivus etc. Amen. V[ersiculum] Benedicamus domino. R[esponsio] Deo gratias. DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or blue on gold ground, with acanthus extensions and full floral borders containing putti, birds, vases, gold crosses and scenes: Short Hours of the Cross, [D, 8 ll.] Head of Christ, cross-nimbed and wearing Crown of Thorns, with the Betrayal in a roundel in lower border. ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 2 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill and extension for Psalm 94 (MS 257d verso); red or blue one-line penwork initials.

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  • Accession Number: MS 257d
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1412 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 352.32kB

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15th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending acanthus betray betrayal of Christ biblical bleeding blood of Christ book of hours border Christ Christianity crown of thorns cutting decorative initial Easter Fitz_MSPB Florentine School foliage foliate Francesco di Antonio del Chierico gold leaf halo historiated initial hours Hours of the Cross illuminated illumination inhabited initial initial Italian Jesus manuscript manuscript leaf manuscript leaves margin marginalia miniature New Testament nimbus parchment Passion of Christ penwork Quattrocento religion religious Renaissance roundel script texts

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