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Cutting from a Gradual: Marlay cutting Fl. 8b

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Current Location: In storage


Cutting from a Gradual




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 130 x 133 mm, fragmentary words and four-line staves ruled in black ink (one of the lines ruled in red as well) on reverse.

CONTENTS: The reverse contains a section of the Mass for the Assumption of the Virgin, et dedu[cet te mirabiliter] dex[tera tua].

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of acanthus, fish-scale motifs, and masks on framed, recessed blue-green grounds: [G, 2 ll.] Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity.

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Southern Germany ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


First quarter of 16th century
Circa 1510 CE - Circa 1520 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page Height 130 mm Width 133 mm

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Fl. 8b
Primary reference Number: 170687
Project ID: 130
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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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