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Miniature from an Antiphoner: Marlay cutting It. 12

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Miniature from an Antiphoner

Maker(s)

Artist: Master of the Osservanza Triptych

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, framed miniature 247 x 270 mm, cardboard on which the miniature was formerly pasted partially removed to reveal three fragmentary lines of text and three four-line musical staves ruled in red ink.

CONTENTS: Fragmentary text on reverse, from the versicle for the ninth lesson of the third nocturn of Matins for the feast of St Augustine (28 August), [Testamentum nullum fecit] quia unde facere[t] pauper Christi non habuit; the miniature probably introduced the subsequent first antiphon for Lauds, Post mortem matris reversus est Augustinus ad agros proprios.

DECORATION: Framed miniature with scenes from the life of St Augustine’s mother, St Monica, in two compartments on burnished gold background: The Burial of St Monica at Ostia (left) and St Augustine Departing for Africa (right).

Notes

History note: Probably from the Augustinian convent of Santa Marta in Siena

Place(s) associated

  • Siena

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, second quarter
Production date: circa AD 1430

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: Marlay cutting It. 12
Primary reference Number: 176538
Project ID: 1363
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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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