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Illuminated leaf from an Antiphoner

Image attached to MS 2-2006

An image of Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from an Antiphoner. Parchment, trimmed along the border frame, 460 x 305 (385 x 230) mm, 9 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 9 four-line music staves ruled in red. Ilumination, penwork, gold. Production place: Brabant, Antwerp, probably. Circa 1520-circa 1530. CONTENTS: Matins antiphons and response Aspiciens a longe for the first Sunday in Advent. DECORATION: Historiated initial [A, 3 ll.] formed of bronze acanthus leaves and enclosing the Last Judgement, with full acanthus and strewn-flower border showing a Cistercian abbot praying at a lectern and accompanied by his patron saint. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork one-line initials with red or blue pen-flourished infill and extensions; capitals highlighted in red.

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Illuminated Manuscript. Leaf from an Antiphoner. Parchment, trimmed along the border frame, 460 x 305 (385 x 230) mm, 9 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 9 four-line music staves ruled in red. Ilumination, penwork, gold. Production place: Brabant, Antwerp, probably. Circa 1520-circa 1530. CONTENTS: Matins antiphons and response Aspiciens a longe for the first Sunday in Advent. DECORATION: Historiated initial [A, 3 ll.] formed of bronze acanthus leaves and enclosing the Last Judgement, with full acanthus and strewn-flower border showing a Cistercian abbot praying at a lectern and accompanied by his patron saint. ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork one-line initials with red or blue pen-flourished infill and extensions; capitals highlighted in red.

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  • Accession Number: MS 2-2006
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1517 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
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  • Filesize: 356.29kB

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16th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending abbot acanthus antiphonal antiphoner antiphons border Christ Christ in Judgement Christ in Majesty Christianity Cistercian Doomsday early music Fitz_MSPB Flemish floral flowers foliage foliate globus cruciger heaven heavenly heavens historiated initial illuminated illumination initial Jesus judgement judgement day Last Judgement lectern lilies Lilium lily Madonna Majesty manuscript manuscript leaf margin marginalia Mary matins miniature monastic monks music music manuscript musical neum neume Northern Renaissance notation notes orb parchment patron patron saint penwork praying religion religious Renaissance resurrected resurrection Salvator Mundi Saviour soul souls staves swords Virgin Mary

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