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Psalter: MS 276

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Psalter

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, heavily trimmed, 305 x 215 (230 x 160) mm, 19 long lines, ruled in brown ink, four-line musical stave ruled in brown ink, number 76 written in ink on the recto.

CONTENTS: Antiphon with one stave of musical notation and Psalm 80:1–14.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue and red parted initial [E, 8 lines] with red and violet pen-flourished infill and extensions and red and blue baguette border for Psalm 80; alternate blue and red one-line penwork verse initials.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Bernard Quaritch by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1911.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1911) by Quaritch, Bernard

Dating

Early 14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1310 CE

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 230 mm Width 160 mm
Page Height 305 mm Width 215 mm

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 276
Primary reference Number: 169766
Project ID: 304
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 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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