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Initial from a Choirbook: MS McClean 201.9n

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Current Location: In storage


Initial from a Choirbook




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 257 x 133 mm, three musical staves ruled in red ink and three lines of fragmentary words on reverse.

CONTENTS: Fragmentary words on reverse, […]mi ….t et ….at sem[…]; the initial may have introduced the Introit for the Tuesday after the Octave of Easter, Introduxit vos Dominus in terram fluentem.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in orange and pink, with gold balls and acanthus extensions on blue ground: [I, 3 ll.] Christ.

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


14th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1300

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: MS McClean 201.9n
Primary reference Number: 178363
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 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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