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Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral

Image attached to MS McClean 201.12a.4

An image of Illuminated manuscript. Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral.  Production Place: Italy, Perugia. Parchment, gold,  262 x 222 mm, two musical staves ruled in red ink, two fragmentary lines of text, ruled in brown ink,  circa 1325 to circa 1350.
CONTENTS: On reverse, antiphon to the Magnificat at first Vespers for the feast of Saints John and Paul, [Astiterunt] iusti ante dominum et ab in[vicem non sunt] separati. P. Benedicens. Ad M.; on the side with the initial, the antiphon to the Magnificat at second Vespers for the feast of Saints John and Paul, [Isti sunt due olive et duo candelabra lucencia ante dominum habent potestatem claudere celum nubibus et aperire portas eius quia lin]gue eorum claves celi [facte sunt]. Mag. Tu es [pastor ovium]; the initial T introduced the antiphon to the Magnificat at first Vespers for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (which follows the feast of Saints John and Paul), Tu es pastor ovium, and would have been on the verso of the original leaf. ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial in liquid gold and pink on blue and dark pink grounds with coloured vine-scroll infill and acanthus extensions forming partial borders. Alternate red or blue initials [height of the gap between staves] with purple or red pen flourishing, using small scallop and trefoil motifs.

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Illuminated manuscript. Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral. Production Place: Italy, Perugia. Parchment, gold, 262 x 222 mm, two musical staves ruled in red ink, two fragmentary lines of text, ruled in brown ink, circa 1325 to circa 1350. CONTENTS: On reverse, antiphon to the Magnificat at first Vespers for the feast of Saints John and Paul, [Astiterunt] iusti ante dominum et ab in[vicem non sunt] separati. P. Benedicens. Ad M.; on the side with the initial, the antiphon to the Magnificat at second Vespers for the feast of Saints John and Paul, [Isti sunt due olive et duo candelabra lucencia ante dominum habent potestatem claudere celum nubibus et aperire portas eius quia lin]gue eorum claves celi [facte sunt]. Mag. Tu es [pastor ovium]; the initial T introduced the antiphon to the Magnificat at first Vespers for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (which follows the feast of Saints John and Paul), Tu es pastor ovium, and would have been on the verso of the original leaf. ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial in liquid gold and pink on blue and dark pink grounds with coloured vine-scroll infill and acanthus extensions forming partial borders. Alternate red or blue initials [height of the gap between staves] with purple or red pen flourishing, using small scallop and trefoil motifs.

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  • Accession Number: MS McClean 201.12a.4
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1208 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
  • Filesize: 169.27kB

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14th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC _WF_OPAC_pending acanthus antiphonal antiphoner antiphons blue cutting decorative initial Early Renaissance Fitz_MSPB fragment gold illuminated illumination initial Italian liquid gold manuscript music manuscript neum neume notation notes ornamental ornamented parchment penwork Perugian School red Renaissance sanctoral scrolls staves Trecento trefoil

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