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Leaf from a Lectionary: MS 1-2007

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Leaf from a Lectionary


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 237 x 173 (190 x 120) mm, 25 long lines, ruled in faint brown ink.

CONTENTS: Excerpts from the Gospel of St John (7:40-53 and 11:47-49) and from Jeremiah 17:13-18.

ORNAMENTATION: Red arabesque initials [3 ll.] with floral or zoomorphic decoration on blue and green background; red penwork one-line initials.


History note: Found in the Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge in 2007 and presented to the Museum by Christopher Jakes, Senior Librarian, Cambridgeshire Libraries, Archives & Information Service, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Method of acquisition: Given (2007) by Jakes, Christopher


Twelfth century, second half
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1200 1200 CE

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Support: composed of parchment Text:

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Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1-2007
Primary reference Number: 170640
Project ID: 4560
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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