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Initial from an Antiphoner: Marlay cutting It. 24

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Current Location: In storage

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Initial from an Antiphoner

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 258 x 220 mm, three four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and four lines of fragmentary text ruled in pale brown ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text from the responsory at Matins for the Feast of the Annunciation, ioseph. Nuntias ei [verbu]m et expavescit [Virgo] de lumine, ne ti[mea]s maria invenisti; the initial would have introduced the antiphon at Vespers for the feast of the Annunciation, Missus est Gabriel (Luke 1. 26)

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink with outer bars formed of foliate motifs and central stave of an architectural column: [M] Annunciation, with the Virgin kneeling against a background of fruit trees.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century, Mid-Late#
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 CE

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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: Marlay cutting It. 24
Primary reference Number: 176545
Project ID: 1374
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 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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