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

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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


Mid 14th Century
Production date: circa AD 1350

People, subjects and objects depicted

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
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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