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Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral: MS McClean 201.12a.2

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Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 345 x 243 mm, five musical staves ruled in red ink, four fragmentary lines of text, ruled in brown ink.

CONTENTS: On reverse, antiphons for the psalms of the first nocturn at Matins for the Feast of St Laurence [Noli me derelinquere pater sancte quia thesauros tu]os iam expendi quos t[radidisti mihi]. P. Quare[fremuerunt]. V. Quid in me [ergo displicui]t paternitati tue. An. [Non ego t]e desero, fili neque de[relinquo sed maiora tibi debentur pro fide] (continuing on the side with the initial) christi certamina. P. Domine [quid multiplicati]. uersiculi dicuntur de uno martyre. R. i. Leuita lau[rentius bonum o]pus op[eratus] est qui per signum crucis [caecos illuminavit]; the initial L, which would have been on the verso of the original leaf, introduced the responsory to the first lesson of Matins for the feast of St Laurence, Leuita laurentius.

ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial in liquid gold and pink on blue and dark pink grounds with coloured vine-scroll infill and acanthus extensions forming partial borders: [L, 2-3 stave high].

Alternate red or blue initials [height of the gap between staves] with purple or red pen flourishing, using small scallop and trefoil motifs.

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century, second quarter
Circa 1325 CE - Circa 1350 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.12a.2
Primary reference Number: 181396
Project ID: 1499
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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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