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Initial from an Antiphoner: MS Marlay 18.iv

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Current Location: In storage

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Initial from an Antiphoner

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 210 x 180 mm, two lines of fragmentary text and two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial introduced the second responsory of the first nocturne for Pentecost, Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes erant omnes pariter; on reverse, part of the antiphon for Vespers on Whit Sunday, [Non vos relinquam orp]hanos alleluia [vado et] venio ad vos.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of stylized architectural motifs in blue with foliate extensions, wreaths, putti and simulated metal ornament: [D, 2 text lines and 3 musical staves] Pentecost.

Notes

History note: Unidentified in Pierre-Henri Gélis Didot’s sale, Paris, 12–13 April 1897

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

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.iv
Primary reference Number: 176531
Project ID: 1347
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2021 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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