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Historiated initial from a Choir book: Marlay cutting Fl. 9

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Titles

Historiated initial from a Choir book

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 213 x 220 mm, fragmentary words and 2 four-line music staves ruled in red ink on reverse.

DECORATION: Historiated initial [S, 2 ll.] formed of blue acanthus on gold ground decorated with pink roses: Tree of Jesse.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Page Height 213 mm
Text Width 220 mm

Techniques used in production

Illumination

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Fl. 9
Primary reference Number: 170652
Project ID: 131
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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