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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.13g

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Titles

Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Maker(s)

Master of the Brussels Initials (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 128 x 122 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the second antiphon at Matins for the feast of St Andrew (30 Nov.), Venite post [me dicit Dominus fa]ciam vos fieri [pescatores hominum]; the initial introduced the responsory to the first lesson of Matins, Cum perambularet Dominus Iesus.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink acanthus on gold ground: [C, 2 ll.] St Andrew holding a cross and a book.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 1 l.] with red pen-flourished infill and frame on reverse.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, first quarter
Circa 1410 CE - Circa 1420 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.13g
Primary reference Number: 181435
Project ID: 1502
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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