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Two leaves from a Book of Hours: MS 1-1957 f.43-44

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Current Location: In storage

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Two leaves from a Book of Hours

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 168 x 102 (110 x 59) mm, 19 long lines, ruled in ink.

CONTENTS:
fol. 43v Memoria of St Erasmus;
fol. 44r Memoria of St Philip.

DECORATION: Two full-page framed miniatures with strewn-flower borders including birds and insects:
fol. 43v St Erasmus in pontifical dress seated and reading, windlass leaning against lectern;
fol. 44v St James the Less or St Philip with cross and open book.

ORNAMENTATION: fol. 43r liquid gold initial [3 ll.] shaped of dragons on blue ground, full border with putti, dancing bear, nude playing pipe, branchwork and strapwork; fol. 44r liquid gold initial [3 ll.] shaped of dragins on blue ground, pink initial [2 ll.] on liquid gold ground, and full border with greyhound wearing collar inscribed APH attacking cat, branchwork and strapwork.

Notes

History note: Leaves kept in the autograph album of Phillis M. Ellis, daughter of the antiquarian bookseller Frederick S. Ellis (1830 – 1901); B.F.W. Paine; his gift, 1957.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1957) by Paine, B. F. W.

Dating

First quarter of 16th century
Production date: circa AD 1520

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Text Height 110 mm Width 59 mm
Page Height 168 mm Width 102 mm

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1-1957 f.43-44
Primary reference Number: 170627
Project ID: 123
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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