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Leaf from a Gradual: Marlay cutting It. 71

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Current Location: In storage

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Leaf from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 490 x 385 mm (437 x 285 mm), seven musical staves ruled in red ink, seven lines of text ruled in pale brown ink, contemporary folio number xxii in red in outer margin of recto.

CONTENTS: Opening of the Introit of the Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (24 June), De uentre matris mee (Is 49: 1-2) … Ps. (verso) Bonum est confiteri domino …Gloria. Gr. Priusquam te formarem … V. Misit dominus manum suam et tetegit os.; the initial introduced the Introit De uentre.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink and blue on a square ground of solid gold with foliate extensions forming a partial border: [D] St John the Baptist.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue initials [height of the width between staves] with foliate pen flourishing in purple or red, for verses; text immediately following the historiated initials and the verse initials is written in display script, flourished in black filled with yellow wash.

Place(s) associated

  • Brescia ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, third quarter
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1475 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. 71
Primary reference Number: 181273
Project ID: 1415
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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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