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Leaf from a Book of Hours: MS 257c

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Book of Hours


Artist: Chierico. Francesco di Antonio del




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 130 x 90 mm (70 x 47 mm), 13 long lines ruled in ink.

CONTENTS: Beginning of the Short Hours of the Cross, on reverse (original recto) end of a collect, pie creditor reclinatus fuisti cuius animam tue mortis gladius pertransibat…ut benefitio tue mortis de victis et hostibus ab instantibus malis et a morte perpetua liberemur. Qui vivus etc. Amen. V[ersiculum] Benedicamus domino. R[esponsio] Deo gratias.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or blue on gold ground, with acanthus extensions and full floral borders containing putti, birds, vases, gold crosses and scenes: Short Hours of the Cross, [D, 8 ll.] Head of Christ, cross-nimbed and wearing Crown of Thorns, with the Betrayal in a roundel in lower border.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 2 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill and extension for Psalm 94 (MS 257d verso); red or blue one-line penwork initials.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1895) by Thompson, Henry Yates


15th Century, Mid-Late#
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1484 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


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Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 257c
Primary reference Number: 176364
Project ID: 2862
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 September 2020 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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