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Historiated initial from a set of Choir books: MS McClean 201.13p

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Historiated initial from a set of Choir books

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 195 x 150 mm, two fragmentary lines of text ruled in pale brown ink and two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial M probably opened the Introit of the Mass for the feast of St Mary Magdalene (22 July), Me expectaverunt peccatores; fragmentary text on reverse, […]on est bie[…]t locutus

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pale graded pink on burnished gold ground with floral and acanthus extensions into the margins which also contain gold balls and birds: [M] St Mary Magdalene carried to heaven by four angels.

Place(s) associated

  • Milan ⪼ Italy
  • Lodi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late fourteenth or early fifteenth century
Circa 1395 CE - Circa 1400 CE

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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 201.13p
Primary reference Number: 181943
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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