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Initial from a Dominican Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.9k

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Initial from a Dominican Antiphoner




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 110 x 106 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, probably from the end of the Antiphon for the psalms at First Vespers in the Dominican rite for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June), [Quem dicunt homines esse filium hominis ... tu es Pe]trus et su[per hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam]; the initial would have introduced the responsory for the first lesson at Matins for the same feast, Simon Petre, antequam de navi vocarem te.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of foliate motifs on a solid blue ground: [S, 2 ll.] Saints Peter and Paul, one standing, the other crouching, with angel above.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna ⪼ Italy

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


13th Century, second half#
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1299 CE

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: MS McClean 201.9k
Primary reference Number: 181393
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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