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Leaf from a Missal: MS McClean 201.11d

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Missal


Artist: Master of the Hindman leaves




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, approx. 367 x 247 mm (230 x 165 mm), two columns, 26 lines, ruled in plummet.

CONTENTS: Gospel reading of the Passion from Matthew 26:2 for Palm Sunday.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink and gold on blue and gold grounds, with acanthus extensions with gold leaves and balls: Passion according to St Matthew, [I, 8 ll.] St Matthew standing, holding a book, and pointing towards text.

ORNAMENTATION: alternate red and blue penwork initials [2 ll.] with purple or red pen-flourished infill and extensions’ alternate red and blue one-line penwork initials; capitals highlighted in yellow.


History note: Two red dots (9 mm diameter) from glue or a stamp and the numbers 66, 67, 68 and 69 penciled on reverse

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


13th Century, Late-14th Century, Early
Production date: circa AD 1300

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.11d
Primary reference Number: 178982
Project ID: 1498
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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