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Cutting (manuscript): Marlay cutting It. 15a

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Current Location: In storage




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 183 x 152 mm, four four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and four lines of fragmentary text ruled in hard point on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the Offertory of the Mass for the Vigil for the feast of Pentecost, [Emitte Spiri]tum tuum et creabun[tur et renova]bis faciem ter[re. Sit gloria] domini in saecula [allelu]ya, followed by the rubric Agnus dei dicitur et pacis oscula datur and the beginning of the Communion, Ultimo [festivitatis die dicebat Ihesus…]; the initial S, which would have been on the verso of the original leaf, opened the Introit of the Mass for Pentecost, Spiritus domini replevit orbem terrarum.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in gold on green or dark red ground with stylized foliate motifs painted in silver and terminating in red flowers, surrounded by multi-coloured frames: [S, 4 ll.] Pentecost.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork one-line initial [V] with red pen flourishing on the reverse.

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


15th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1430 CE - Circa 1440 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 15a
Primary reference Number: 181227
Project ID: 3445
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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