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Ornamental initial from a Missal: MS 1-1957 fol.45

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Titles

Ornamental initial from a Missal

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 130 x 110 mm, five lines of fragmentary text and part of a four-line musical stave ruled in red ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: Fragmentary text from the sequence, offertory and communion of the Proper of a Mass, Dominus vobiscum. Or[ati]o. Deus…/…Fratris iustificati i…/…[pos]tea dicitur sequentia. Veni / …resurgens ibo d…/…um deum. Off[ertorium]. Domine dues s[anctus]. Co[mmunio]

ORNAMENTATION: Pink initial [D, 11 ll.] with acanthus foliage and gold balls infill on blue background.

Notes

History note: Kept in the autograph album of Phillis M. Ellis, daughter of the antiquarian bookseller Frederick S. Ellis (1830 – 1901)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1957) by Paine, B. F. W.

Dating

Mid 14th Century
Production date: circa AD 1350

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1-1957 fol.45
Primary reference Number: 181189
Project ID: 8
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 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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