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Initial from an Augustinian Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.9g

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Current Location: In storage


Initial from an Augustinian Antiphoner




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 149 x 65 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in brown ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text, […]am in [….]eam; the initial probably introduced the responsory for the first lesson of Matins for the Feast of St Augustine (28 Aug.), Invenit se Augustinus longe esse a deo.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in orange with foliate motifs on a dark blue ground: [I, 2 ll.] St Augustine with text of his Rule accompanied by friars (upper compartment), and an Augustinian friar with staff (lower compartment).

Place(s) associated

  • Tuscany ⪼ Central Italy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Mid
Production date: circa AD 1250

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.9g
Primary reference Number: 181391
Project ID: 1496
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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