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Historiated initial from a Choir book: MS 199.6

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Titles

Historiated initial from a Choir book

Maker(s)

Mercati, Venturino and associates (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, mounted on cardboard 65 x 60 mm

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or green, with stylized foliage, fruit and acanthus extensions on gold ground: [I] Trinity represented as a half-length three-headed figure with triangular gold halo, blessing and holding a book.

Place(s) associated

  • Siena

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1891)

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 CE

Note

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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: MS 199.6
Primary reference Number: 178971
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Audit data

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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