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Miniature from a Book of Hours: Marlay cutting Sp. 1b

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Miniature from a Book of Hours




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 140 x 100 mm, blank on reverse.

DECORATION: Full-page miniature in arched frames and full borders with angels, flowers, acanthus and spray work with gold balls and ivy leaves: Adoration of the Child.

Place(s) associated

  • Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
Circa 1490 CE - Circa 1499 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Sp. 1b
Primary reference Number: 178554
Project ID: 1424
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 5 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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