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Leaf from an Antiphonal: MS 357*

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Leaf from an Antiphonal




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 540 x 340 (365 x 209) mm, 9 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 9 lines of music on four-line stave ruled in red.

CONTENTS: Antiphon for the Annunciation, Orietur sicut sol salvator.

DECORATION: Historiated initial [O, 2 ll.] enclosing the Annunciate Virgin, one-sided gold bar and acanthus border with God the Father, the dove of the Holy Spirit, and Gabriel with scroll sketched in plummet; alternate blue and red pen-flourished one-line initials.

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Henderson, James Stewart


15th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1475 CE

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Support composed of parchment
Text Height 365 mm Width 209 mm
Page Height 540 mm Width 340 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 357*
Primary reference Number: 169778
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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