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Ornamental initials from a Choir Book: MS McClean 201.14a-e

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Current Location: In storage

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Ornamental initials from a Choir Book

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment
MS McClean 201.14a 96 x 125 mm
MS McClean 201.14b 90 x 92 mm
MS McClean 201.14c 78 x 80 mm
MS McClean 201.14d 93 x 90 mm
MS McClean 201.14e 108 x 115 mm
Fragmentary four-line staves ruled in red ink, fragmentary words on lines ruled in black ink.

ORNAMENTATION: Five pink initials [D, D, D, A, S, height of one stave and one text line] with white floral and geometric ornament on blue grounds, and stylized floral or acanthus infill, except McClean 201.14a, which encloses an empty cross; red penwork initial [D, height of one text line] with voided ornament and infill on blue ground, and purple pen-flourished frame on reverse of McClean 201.14c.

Notes

History note: Red dots (9 mm diameter) from glue or a stamp and the numbers 118, 119, 119A, 120 and 121 pencilled on reverse

Place(s) associated

  • Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork
Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.14a-e
Primary reference Number: 178369
Project ID: 1503
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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