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Ornamental initial from a Gradual: Marlay cutting Z. 12

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Ornamental initial from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 240 x 220 mm, two fragmentary musical staves ruled in red ink and two lines of fragmentary words ruled in brown ink on reverse, contemporary folio no. 3 in red ink on recto.

CONTENTS: The initial would have opened the Introit of the Mass for Tuesday of Holy Week, parts of which survive on the verso: N[os autem gloriari oportet in cruce Domini nostri Jesu Christi in quo est salus, vita, et resurrectio nostra per quem salvati] et liberati [sumu]s. Post Pascha. Allelu[ya].

ORNAMENTATION: Gold initial [N, 2 ll.] with a vase and foliate scroll on blue ground within a gold frame, and floral and acanthus border.

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1500

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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. 12
Primary reference Number: 178788
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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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