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Leaf from a Gradual: Marlay cutting It. 72

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Leaf from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 490 x 380 mm (435 x 285 mm), six musical staves ruled in red ink, seven lines of text ruled in pale brown ink.

CONTENTS: On reverse, final section of the Offertory for the Feast of St Michael Archangel: [Ascen]dit fumus aromatum, followed by Communio for the same feast, Benedicite omnes angeli; rubrics, cues and folio references for feasts of Saints Calixtus, Luke, Simon and Jude, Vigil of All Saints (all October); on recto, Introit for the feast of All Saints, Gaudeamus omnes in domino … collaudant filium dei. Ps.; the initial, originally on the verso of the leaf, introduced the Introit, Gaudeamus omnes.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of a dragon’s head in green and pink on a solid gold ground extending to form intricate border of leaves and flowers on a gold ground, with bird finial: [G] All Saints.

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. 72
Primary reference Number: 181274
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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