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

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Current Location: In storage

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Historiated initial from a set of Choir books

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 168 x 135 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 would have introduced the responsory for the first lesson of Matins for the feast of the Decollation of John the Baptist, Misit Herodes rex manus ac tenuit Joannem et vinxit in carcerem; on reverse, part of the responsory to the second lesson of Matins for this feast, [Joannes Baptista arguebat Herodem] pro[pter Herodia]dem.

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] King Herod sending out soldiers to arrest St John the Baptist.

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 201.13q
Primary reference Number: 181944
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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