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Cutting from a Missal: Marlay cutting G. 1

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Cutting from a Missal

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 245 x 213 mm, text on verso 203 x 150 mm, 6 long lines on recto, 2 columns of 25 lines on verso, ruled in faint brown ink.

CONTENTS: Canon of the Mass.

DECORATION: Large framed miniature on gold and diapered ground:
Crucifixion with the Virgin, St Mary Magdalene, St John, the centurion, two angels, and Ecclesia gathering Christ’s blood in a chalice, four corner medallions showing a priest celebrating Mass, the Martyrdom of St Thomas Becket, Ecclesia and Synagoga.

ORNAMENTATION: Green interlaced initial: [T, 6 ll.] with foliate extensions on gold ground; alternate red and blue pen-flourished initials [2 ll.]; alternate one-line red and blue initials.

Notes

History note: Pierre-Henri Gélis-Didot (1853 – 1902); his sale, Paris, 12 – 13 April 1897, lot 31; Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831 – 1912); his bequest, 1912.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Thirteenth century, second quarter
Circa 1225 CE - Circa 1250 CE

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 203 mm Width 150 mm
Page Height 245 mm Width 213 mm

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting G. 1
Primary reference Number: 170658
Project ID: 132
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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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