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Fragments from miniatures, initials and borders: MS 355.8b.1-355.8af

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Fragments from miniatures, initials and borders




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, pasted on cardboard
MS 355.8b.1 55 x 15 mm
MS 355.8c 105 x 20 mm
MS 355.8g.1 28 x 31 mm
MS 355.8g.2 diameter 22 mm
MS 355.8i 26 x 32 mm
MS 355.8j 60 x 20 mm
MS 355.8k 115 x 60 mm, initial 55 x 45 mm
MS 355.8l 220 x 20 mm
MS 355.8m.1 80 x 75 mm
MS 355.8m.2 45 x 10 mm
MS 355.8n.1 20 x 100 mm
MS 355.8n.2 25 x 75 mm
MS 355.8o 85 x 95 mm
MS 355.8p 135 x 20 mm
MS 355.8r 100 x 68 mm, initial 60 x 60 mm
MS 355.8s.2 48 x 35 mm
MS 355.8w.1 18 x 35 mm
MS 355.8w.2 32 x 25 mm
MS 355.8w.3 12 x 20 mm
MS 355.8x 75 x 20 mm
MS 355.8y.1 15 x 12 mm
MS 355.8y.2 diameter 21 mm
MS 355.8y.3 16 x 14 mm
MS 355.8y.4 16 x 12 mm
MS 355.8z.1 61 x 25 mm
MS 355.8z.2 25 x 20 mm
MS 355.8aa.1 50 x 15 mm
MS 355.8aa.2 50 x 15 mm
MS 355.8ab.1 55 x 50 mm
MS 355.8ab.2 32 x 20 mm
MS 355.8ad 55 x 30 mm
MS 355.8ae diameter 22 mm
MS 355.8af diameter 22 mm

DECORATION: Three historiated initials in faded pink with acanthus extensions on gold grounds: MS 355.8i [probably D] Bust of a saint or a prophet holding book; MS 355.8k [probably A] Dormition of the Virgin; MS 355.8r [probably C] Ascension.

Figures from miniatures or borders: MS 355.8j Standing saint; MS 355.8w.2 Group of lay people kneeling in prayer; MS 355.8z.1 Group of lay people kneeling in prayer; MS 355.8ab.2 Angel collecting blood in chalice (part of a Crucifixion); MS 355.8ad Standing saint.

Border medallions or the insides of initials showing a monochrome human face, a moon face or a mask: MSS 355.8g.2, 355.8y.2, MS 355.8ae, MS 355.8af.

ORNAMENTATION: Faded pink initial with acanthus infill on gold ground: MS 355.8g.1 [probably E]. Border fragments with acanthus and zoomorphic motifs: MSS 355.8b.1, 355.8c, 355.8l, 355.8m.1-2, 355.8n.1-2, 355.8o, 355.8p, 355.8s.2, 355.8w.1, 355.8w.3, 355.8x, 355.8y.1, 355.8y.3, 355.8y.4, 355.8z.2, 355.8aa.1-2.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Henderson, James Stewart


14th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1350

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 355.8b.1-355.8af
Primary reference Number: 179007
Project ID: 3512
Stable URI

Audit data

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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