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Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter: MS McClean 201.13r

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Current Location: In storage


Historiated initial from a Choir Psalter




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 94 x 108 mm, three lines of fragmentary text ruled in brown ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: Part of Ps 68:5, [confortati su]nt qui perse[cuti sunt me ini]mici mei [iniuste quae non] rapui [tunc exsolvebam]

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with white floral ornament and acanthus extensions on gold ground: Psalm 68, [S, 3 ll.] David in water praying to God who is blessing him from above.

Place(s) associated

  • Cremona ⪼ Lombardy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Mid-Late#
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.13r
Primary reference Number: 181436
Project ID: 1502
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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