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Fragment (manuscript): Marlay cutting It. 39a-b

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Marlay cutting It. 39a 75 x 174 mm
Marlay cutting It. 39b 71 x 172 mm

CONTENTS: Marlay Cutting It. 39a Catchword sape on reverse

Marlay cutting It. 39a: Gold urn with dolphin-shaped lid surrounded by scrolling acanthus and spraywork and gold discs with narrow gold frame at top and bottom (recto), with less dense spraywork, flowers, foliage and gold discs surrounding a catchword (reverse)

Marlay cutting It. 39b: Dense, scrolling acanthus and flowers with narrow gold frame at top and bottom (recto), less dense scrolling foliage and gold discs (reverse)

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, fourth quarter
Circa 1475 CE - Circa 1499 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 39a-b
Primary reference Number: 177553
Project ID: 1383
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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