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New Testament: MS 6

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

New Testament

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, ii modern paper flyleaves + ii modern parchment flyleaves + 201 fols. + ii modern parchment flyleaves + ii modern paper flyleaves, 228 x 150 mm (148–158 x 108 mm), two columns, 28 lines (except fols. 115v – 201r, 31 lines), ruled in plummet and crayon, running headers, catchwords

BINDING: nineteenth century, black leather over bevelled wooden boards

CONTENTS: fols. 1r – 201r New Testament

ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initials [4–25 ll.] in blue, grey, green, yellow, red, silver, brown, beige and black with stylized foliate and knotwork designs, some enclosing or extending into hybrid animals for most biblical books; red and blue penwork initials [4–7 ll.], some parted, with blue and red pen-flourished infill and extensions, often coloured partly in green or yellow, for some biblical books; red or blue penwork initials [2 ll.] for chapters; first words of each Gospel and most other books written in alternate red and blue capitals [1–4 ll.] with red and blue pen flourishing; catchwords in brown penwork frames.

Notes

History note: Edward Hailstone (1818–1890), his bookplate inside upper cover; purchased for the Museum at his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 23 April-1 May 1891, lot 2791.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1891) by Hailstone, Edward

Dating

Twelfth century, third quarter
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1175 CE

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Materials used in production

Pigment
Ink

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: cum Maria matre
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 6
Primary reference Number: 118760
Project ID: 275
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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