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Historiated initial from a set of Choir Books: Marlay cutting Z. 9b

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Current Location: In storage

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Historiated initial from a set of Choir Books

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 223 x 175 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines ruled in black ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial may have introduced the hymn for the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, Crux fidelis inter omnes; on reverse, fragments from the Communion of the Mass of the Presanctified on Good Friday, [Ne tradideris me domine in animas persequentium me quia insurrexerunt in me testes i]niqui et [mentita est iniqui]tas sibi. Ps[almus].

DECORATION: Historiated initial in grey-blue or pink with stylized acanthus, on blue ground with delicate white scrolling ornament and white dots: [C, 2 ll.] Crucifixion, with the Virgin and St John.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1310 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 Z. 9b
Primary reference Number: 178552
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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