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Initial from an illuminated Choir book: Marlay cutting It. 59

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Initial from an illuminated Choir book

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 185 x 192 mm, two musical staves ruled in brown and green ink, two lines of fragmentary text, ruled in pale brown ink.

CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text [H]oc mare e and Letetur cor

DECORATION: Historiated initial in beige with white highlighting and acanthus extensions on a ground of solid gold: [M] King David with psaltery against a tessellated blue background.

ORNAMENTATION: On reverse, two ornamental initials [height of one stave] in black with floral motifs drawn in ink and coloured with pale green and pink wash, partially cropped.

Notes

History note: Thomas Miller Whitehead, 1855 (ink notes on verso)

Place(s) associated

  • Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1450

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