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Cutting from an Antiphonal: Marlay cutting G. 2

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Cutting from an Antiphonal




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 420 x 223 mm, part of 9 lines of text , double vertical lines ruled in black ink, part of 8 four-line music staves ruled in red.

CONTENTS: Fragmentary text of Invitatory for Matins, Antiphons for the first Nocturn, and Responsory for the first lesson of the feast of St Dominic (4 Aug.), M(undum vocans ad agni nuptias), including part of an antiphon for St Dominic on the reverse.

DECORATION: Historiated initial: [M, 3 ll.] in gold with violet and green pen-flourished infill and extensions for the first lesson of the feast of St Dominic:
Standing Christ as Man of Sorrows with four Dominican friars and layman kneeling in prayer with arms of Tucher.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue one-line penwork initials with purple or red pen-flourishing.


History note: Probably commissioned by a member of the Tucher family of Nuremberg for a Dominican convent; Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831 – 1912); his bequest, 1912.

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Early-Mid
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1450 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page Height 420 mm Width 223 mm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting G. 2
Primary reference Number: 170659
Project ID: 133
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 September 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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