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Initial from Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.9e

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Current Location: In storage


Initial from Antiphoner


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 152 x 131 mm, three musical staves ruled in red ink, three fragmentary lines of text.

CONTENTS: On reverse, two antiphons for the psalms of the first nocturn at Matins for the Feast of St Andrew, [Vidit do]minus pe[trum et andream et voc]avit eos. Ps. [Celi ] Venite post [me] (continued on recto) [redempto]rem. Ps. Eru[ctavit Evovae]; the initial D probably introduced the responsory for the first lesson at Matins for the Feast of St Andrew (30 November), Dum ambularet Dominus iuxta mare Galileae (Rom 10: 4), and would have been on the verso of the original leaf.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink and orange with scrolling foliate extensions and gold discs on a solid blue ground: [D] Christ calls Peter and Andrew.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue initial with red pen flourishing, height of gap between staves.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna ⪼ Emilia ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


Fourteenth century, first quarter
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1325 CE

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Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.9e
Primary reference Number: 181386
Project ID: 1496
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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