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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter: MS McClean 201.16d

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Current Location: In storage


Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 165 x 153 mm, five lines of text ruled in brown ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, part of Psalm 118:9-10, [ser]mones tuos / in toto corde / meo exquisivi / te ne repellas / me a manda[tis tuis]; the initial may have introduced Psalm 118, Beati immaculati.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with white floral pattern and acanthus extensions on gold ground: Psalm 118, [B, 5 ll.] David playing psaltery in a landscape.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue initial [I, 1 l.], mostly trimmed, with red pen flourishing.

Place(s) associated

  • Cremona ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
Circa 1490 CE - Circa 1499 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 201.16d
Primary reference Number: 178986
Project ID: 4129
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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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