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Historiated initial from a Choir Book: Marlay cutting Z. 4b

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Current Location: In storage

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Historiated initial from a Choir Book

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 70 x 80 mm, fragmentary four-line musical stave ruled in red ink and fragmentary words on reverse.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in dark pink with white abstract ornament and acanthus extensions on gold ground: [S] Two half-length figures of saints, one bearded and holding a book and palm branch, the other youthful and holding a book and a lily-spray.

Notes

History note: Thomas Miller Whitehead, acquired in June 1855 (ownesrship inscription on reverse); Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912); his bequest, 1912.

Place(s) associated

  • Cremona ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, fourth quarter
Circa 1480 CE - Circa 1490 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

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 Z. 4b
Primary reference Number: 178464
Project ID: 1429
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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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