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Miniature from a Psalter: Marlay cutting Fr. 1A.6

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Current Location: In storage

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Miniature from a Psalter

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, fragment 145 x 95 mm, miniature 133 x 82 mm, blank on reverse

DECORATION: Full-page miniature on burnished gold ground with blue and pink frame with gold squares in the corners: Ascension with Virgin Mary (below centre), and Christ rising up through the clouds above, witnessed by disciples, including St Peter who holds a key.

Notes

History note: Pierre-Henri Gélis Didot (1853-1902); his sale, Paris, 12-13 April 1897, lot 41; Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912); his bequest, 1912.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Mid 13th century
Production date: circa AD 1250

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Pigments
Ink
Gold

Components of the work

Miniature Height 133 mm Width 82 mm
Parchment Height 145 mm Width 95 mm

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Fr. 1A.6
Primary reference Number: 209266
Project ID: 5274
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Created: Friday 15 July 2016 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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