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Historiated initial from a Gradual: Marlay cutting It. 16

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Historiated initial from a Gradual

Maker(s)

Artist: Vimercate, Tomasino da

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 170 x 97 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two lines of text largely obscured by the remains of a paper mount.

CONTENT: The initial probably opened the Introit to the Mass for a Virgin Martyr, Loquebar de testimoniis tuis (Ps. 118:46)

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pale graded pink on blue ground with acanthus and floral extensions: [L] St Catharine of Alexandria brought before Emperor Maxentius.

Place(s) associated

  • Milan
  • Lodi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 14th Century
Circa 1395 CE - Circa 1400 CE

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. 16
Primary reference Number: 176540
Project ID: 1367
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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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