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Fragment from an Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.6c

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Current Location: In storage


Fragment from an Antiphoner




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 437 x 343 mm, eight four-line musical staves ruled in red ink, eight lines of text ruled in plummet.

CONTENTS: Third antiphon of the first nocturn in Matins for the feast of St Clare, Cuncta pro Christi nomine contemnens crine tonso coram altari Domine nubit eterno sponso, followed by the responsory for the first lesson in Matins, Francisci pia plantula mire fructificavit in orbe cum discipula Clara quam informavit. Castitatis per secula cultum… mul- (continuing on verso) -tiplicavit, versicle Virgo sub sacra regula multarum iam preambula se deo consecravit, and responsory In via penitentie glebas…thesaurus meritorum; the initial F would have introduced the responsory for the first lesson in Matins for the feast of St Clare (12 August) in a Franciscan Antiphoner for the Sanctoral.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue and red parted initial [F, height of three staves] with voided ornament, yellow wash and red and blue pen-flourished infill and extensions; alternate blue and red one-line penwork initials with red or blue pen flourishing.

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


14th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1350

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: MS McClean 201.6c
Primary reference Number: 178374
Project ID: 1493
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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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