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Leaf from an Antiphoner: MS 2-2006

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Current Location: In storage

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Leaf from an Antiphoner

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, trimmed along the border frame, 460 x 305 (385 x 230) mm, 9 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 9 four-line music staves ruled in red.

CONTENTS: Matins antiphons and response Aspiciens a longe for the first Sunday in Advent .

DECORATION: Historiated initial [A, 3 ll.] formed of bronze acanthus leaves and enclosing the Last Judgement, with full acanthus and strewn-flower border showing a Cistercian abbot praying at a lectern and accompanied by his patron saint.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork one-line initials with red or blue pen-flourished infill and extensions; capitals highlighted in red.

Notes

History note: Robert Forrer (d.1947); Swann Galleries, New York; Les Enluminures, 2006 catalogue, no. 17; purchased by the Museum, 2006.

Place(s) associated

  • Antwerp ⪼ Brabant

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006) by Les Enluminures

Dating

First half of 16th Century
Circa 1520 CE - Circa 1530 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 385 mm Width 230 mm
Page Height 460 mm Width 305 mm

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 2-2006
Primary reference Number: 170639
Project ID: 4561
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 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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