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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.13s

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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 140 x 145 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in brown ink.

CONTENTS: The initial would have introduced the first responsory at Matins for the feast of St Vincent Ferrer (5 April), part of which survives on the reverse, [Summus parens ac rector gentium in vespere labentis seculi novum vatem misit vincentium christiani magistrum populi refert instare Dei ju]dicium Quod [spectabunt c]unctorum oculi

DECORATION: Hisotriated initial in graded pink acanthus with floral extensions on plain parchment ground: [S, 2 ll.] St Vincent Ferrer preaching, holding an open book and a lily.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, after 1455
Production date: circa AD 1455

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.13s
Primary reference Number: 181437
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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