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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter and Hymnal: Marlay cutting It. 21

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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter and Hymnal

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 495 x 405 mm (395 x 310 mm), on recto, 14 lines of text written on alternate lines, ruled in brown ink, and one three-line musical stave ruled in red ink, on reverse, 12 lines of text written on alternate lines, ruled in brown ink.

CONTENTS: Ps. 114:1-8; the initial marked the start of Ps. 114, Dilexi quoniam, which is preceded by the antiphon Alleluia. Euo with rubric Tempore paschali.on the verso of the original leaf.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of inner staves of liquid gold surrounded by sections of solid colour, foliage and fruit on grounds of blue with intricate white highlighting and scalloped edging in brown ink, [D, 9 ll.], St Anthony of Padua with halo of punched gold standing with heart in right hand and closed book in left.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue voided initials [2 ll.] at the start of each verse, guide letters still visible; initial to versicle and responsory filled with yellow.

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, last quarter
Circa 1475 CE - Circa 1480 CE

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 21
Primary reference Number: 178378
Project ID: 1372
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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