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Initial from an Antiphoner: Marlay cutting It. 80a

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Initial from an Antiphoner

Maker(s)

Nerio (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 142 x 151 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two lines of fragmentary text ruled in plummet.

CONTENTS: On reverse, antiphon to the Magnificat at First Vespers for the Common of Martyrs in the Easter season, [Lux perp]etua lucebit [sanctis tuis domine alleluia et e]ternitas tempo[rum]; the initial B would have introduced the responsory to the first lesson at Matins for the Common of Martyrs in the Easter season, Beatus vir qui metuit dominum.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink, grey and beige, which extends into medallions with pseudo-cufic script: [B] Half-length image of a prophet or saint, holding a scroll with intended Hebrew script.

Notes

History note: ‘No 10’ written in pencil on verso; ‘134’ written in black ink on the reverse

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fourteenth century, first quarter
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1325 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. 80a
Primary reference Number: 181233
Project ID: 1420
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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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