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Border fragment from a liturgical book made for Pope Pius V: Marlay cutting It. 31

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Border fragment from a liturgical book made for Pope Pius V


Artist: Bonfratelli, Apollonio de




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 131 x 95 mm

DECORATION: Arms of Pius V with papal keys and tiara within an oval wreath of laurel and ribbon supported by two putti on dark green ground, inscription on plinth under arms: SEDENTI PIO V. PONT. OPP. MAX. ALEXANDRINO MDLXVI MENSE IANVARII.


History note: Pope Pius V (r. 1566-1572); Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, 26 May 1825, lot 82 (Marlay cutting It. 31 only); possibly part of lots 232-243 of the sale of William Young Ottley, Sotheby’s, 11 May 1838 (Marlay cutting It. 32 only); all three in the collection of Thomas Miller Whitehead

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  • Rome ⪼ Italy

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


16th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1566 CE - Circa 1572 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 31
Primary reference Number: 176569
Project ID: 1380
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 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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