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Initial from a Choir Book: Marlay cutting Z. 7b

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Current Location: In storage

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Initial from a Choir Book

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 120 x 113 mm, one fragmentary four-line musical stave ruled in red ink and a fragmentary word, meam, on reverse.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of acanthus, flowers and scaled shafts on gold ground within a blue and silver frame: [D] King David penitent, string instrument behind him.

Notes

History note: No. 132 in a nineteenth-century French sale catalogue, in which the initials are described as sixteenth-century German (catalogue cutting pasted to mount)

Place(s) associated

  • Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1510 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

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. 7b
Primary reference Number: 178556
Project ID: 1223
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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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