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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner: Marlay cutting It. 77b

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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 60 x 58 mm, one three-line musical stave ruled in red ink, one line of fragmentary text.

CONTENT: The initial probably introduced the antiphon at First Vespers for the Feast of the Commemoration of St Paul (June 30), Ego plantavi.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with white highlighting on a ground of solid gold, housing half-length figures: [E] St Paul with sword and book.

Place(s) associated

  • Bergamo ⪼ Italy
  • Cremona ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth-century, third quarter
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1460 CE

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 77b
Primary reference Number: 181230
Project ID: 1417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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