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Collage with Crucifixion miniature: MS 381

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Current Location: In storage


Collage with Crucifixion miniature




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, collage 350 x 255 mm, miniature 235 x 150 mm, border surrounding miniature 350 x 235 mm, strip added to even out left border 350 x 20 mm, pasted on wood

DECORATION: Full-page miniature of the Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John within a frame containing bust of prophet with open book (top), bust of David with scroll inscribed DIMITERON OPE (right), bust of prophet with scroll inscribed SALANAS PROFETA EST (bottom), and bust of Daniel with scroll inscribed DANIEL (left), the whole pasted onto a leaf with a full foliate border containing medallions with putti, birds, angels, female busts, prophets (including Isaiah and Jeremiah), Annunciation motifs (busts of Archangel blessing, God the Father and the Virgin in upper border), and an erased shield of arms surrounded by cherubim in lower border.


History note: Dr J. Paul Richter (inscription on label formerly attached to the reverse); presented to the Museum by Mrs Constance Goetze in November 1943.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Presented (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


Fifteenth century, third quarter
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1475 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

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 381
Primary reference Number: 178897
Project ID: 3532
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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