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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter and Hymnal: Marlay cutting It. 22d

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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter and Hymnal

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 142 x 146 mm, six fragmentary lines of text partly written on alternate lines, ruled in brown ink.

CONTENTS: On reverse, text from the hymn for Vespers, Lucis Creator optime, patrique conpa[r unice cum spirit]u paraclito r[egnans per omne secula], followed by versicle, Dirigatur d. oratio m[ea], with responsory, Sicut incensum in con[spectu] tuo/ Ad Mag. and rubric for following antiphon; the initial would have introduced the Magnificat and would have been on the verso of the original leaf.

ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial formed by an inner band of liquid gold and outer sections of solid colour combined with dense foliage with the same motifs used in the bowl of the letter: [M] painted on square grounds of solid blue with intricate white highlighting and scalloped edging in brown ink. Initial to versicle and responsory filled with yellow, and rubric for the antiphon accompanied by a blue paraph.

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, last quarter
Circa 1475 CE - Circa 1480 CE

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 22d
Primary reference Number: 181259
Project ID: 1372
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 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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