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Fragments with ornamental initials from a Choir book: MS McClean 201.12c.1-9

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Fragments with ornamental initials from a Choir book




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, one or two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and one or two lines of fragmentary words ruled in plummet on reverse
MS McClean 201.12c.1 215 x 192 mm, initial [D] 115 x 100 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.2 240 x 185 mm, initial [E] 110 x 100 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.3 210 x 150 mm, initial [I] 110 x 65 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.4 202 x 210 mm, initial [O] 110 x 110 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.5 initial [A] 121 x 82 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.6 initial [P] 132 x 110 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.7 initial [A] 130 x 98 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.8 220 x 175 mm, initial [P] 115 x 75 mm
MS McClean 201.12c.9 230 x 205 mm, initial [P] 120 x 80 mm

ORNAMENTATION: Red and blue parted initials [1-2 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill within frames of red and brown pen flourishing extending into delicate spraywork terminating in red flowers.

Place(s) associated

  • Avila ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1525 CE

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 201.12c.1-9
Primary reference Number: 178984
Project ID: 1501
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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