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Fragmentary leaf from an Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.6a

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Current Location: In storage


Fragmentary leaf from an Antiphoner




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 367 x 230 mm, five fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, five fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet.

CONTENTS: On reverse (original recto), parts of the second antiphon for the psalms in the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St Michael in the Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner, [Laudemus Dominum que]m laudant angeli [quem cherubim et] seraphyn sanctus sanctus sanctus [proclamant…] followed by the third antiphon, Ascendit fu[mus aromatum in] conspectu Domini de [manu angeli], followed on the recto (original verso) by the responsory to the first lesson, Fact[um est silentium in ce]lo [dum committeret bel]lum draco cum [Michaele archan]gelo. Audi[ta est vox milia milium dicentium salus honor et virtus omnipotenti deo]; the initial F, originally on the recto of the leaf, would have introduced the first responsory in Matins for the feast of St Michael (29 September) in a Roman/Franciscan Antiphoner for the Sanctoral.

ORNAMENTATION: Red and blue parted initial [F, 4 ll.] with voided ornament and red and blue pen-flourished infill and extensions, following letters written in blue; red one-line penwork initial [A] with purple pen-flourished infill and extensions on reverse; capitals highlighted in red.

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


14th Century, Late
Circa 1390 CE - Circa 1399 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.6a
Primary reference Number: 178372
Project ID: 1491
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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