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Border fragment with a peacock: MS 355.8a

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Current Location: In storage


Border fragment with a peacock




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 58 x 44 mm, pasted on cardboard

DECORATION: Border fragment with a peacock balancing on a gold ball and holding another one in his beak.

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Early-Mid
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1450 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 355.8a
Primary reference Number: 180476
Project ID: 3512
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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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