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Virgin and Child in enclosed garden, leaf from an Antiphonal

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An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from an Antiphonal. Production Place: Germany, probably Cologne. Augustinian Use of the Order of the Holy Cross. Parchment, gold, 450 x 310 (345 x 209) mm, 10 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 10 four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, circa 1510 to circa 1520.
CONTENTS: Antiphon for the Nativity of the Virgin, Hec est regina virginum. DECORATION: Historiated initial [H, 2 ll.] formed of gold acanthus on blue ground, Virgin and Child in enclosed garden venerated by two brothers of the Order of the Holy Cross, bar-border with foliage and acanthus extensions, a putto, tournament scene, and bird with scroll inscribed ‘gelr hogen moit’. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue one-line penwork initials. Provenance: made for a house of the Order of the Holy Cross, probably St Cornelius at Roermond, Limburg.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Leaf from an Antiphonal. Production Place: Germany, probably Cologne. Augustinian Use of the Order of the Holy Cross. Parchment, gold, 450 x 310 (345 x 209) mm, 10 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 10 four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, circa 1510 to circa 1520. CONTENTS: Antiphon for the Nativity of the Virgin, Hec est regina virginum. DECORATION: Historiated initial [H, 2 ll.] formed of gold acanthus on blue ground, Virgin and Child in enclosed garden venerated by two brothers of the Order of the Holy Cross, bar-border with foliage and acanthus extensions, a putto, tournament scene, and bird with scroll inscribed ‘gelr hogen moit’. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue one-line penwork initials. Provenance: made for a house of the Order of the Holy Cross, probably St Cornelius at Roermond, Limburg.

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  • Accession Number: MS 205
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1456 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 311.04kB

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