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Leaf from a Gradual: MS 200

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Gradual




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 225 x 138 (195 x122) mm, 11 long lines ruled in plummet, 11 four-line musical staves ruled in brown, green, red and black ink.

CONTENTS: Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis (Ecl. 45:8), used for the feast of Cathedra Petri (22 Feb.), St Nicolas (6 Dec.) or other holy bishops and confessors.

ORNAMENTATION: Interlaced blue and red initial [S, 6 ll.] with foliage infill on gold ground; red penwork initials [1 – 2 ll.].


History note: In the Museum by 1895

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1891)


13th Century, Mid
Production date: circa AD 1250


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Text Height 195 mm Width 122 mm
Page Height 225 mm Width 138 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 200
Primary reference Number: 169743
Project ID: 89
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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