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Leaf from a Book of Hours: Marlay cutting Fl. 5a

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Book of Hours




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 150 x 105 mm; text block on reverse 95 x 65 mm, 12 long lines, ruled in faint brown ink.

CONTENTS: recto: Hours of the Virgin, end of Nones, [exau]di orationem meam et clamor meus ad te veniat followed by the collect Famulorum tuorum domine delicits ignosce.

DECORATION: Full-page miniature with full acanthus and strewn-flower borders:with full acanthus and strewn-flower borders: Flight into Egypt, with Miracle of the Harvest and idols falling from their columns.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [1 – 2 ll.]

Place(s) associated

  • Bruges ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1503 : probably after 1503

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page Height 150 mm Width 105 mm
Text Height 95 mm Width 65 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Fl. 5a
Primary reference Number: 170648
Project ID: 129
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 September 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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