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Initial from an Antiphoner: MS Marlay 18.ii

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Current Location: In storage

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Initial from an Antiphoner

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 248 x 222 mm, three lines of fragmentary text and three fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial introduced the responsory for Matins on Whit Sunday, Repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto et coeperunt loqui, prout Spiritus Sanctus dabat eloqui, which continues on the reverse, [il]lis et con[venit m]ultitudo.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of stylized architectural motifs in blue with foliate extensions, wreaths, putti and simulated metal ornament: [R, 3 text lines and 3 musical staves] Apostles preaching to all nations.

Notes

History note: Pierre-Henri Gélis Didot (1853–1902); his sale, Paris, 12–13 April 1897, lot 111 (nos. 1-3)

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century, third quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1460

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Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS Marlay 18.ii
Primary reference Number: 176529
Project ID: 1347
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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