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Historiated initial from a Gradual: Marlay cutting G. 9

An image of Cutting (manuscript)

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Historiated initial from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 193 x 165 mm, part of 2 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 2 four-line music staves ruled in red on reverse.

CONTENTS: The fragmentary text on the reverse (nomen e[st]…consilii ange[lorum]) and the initial P suggest that the image introduced the Introit for the Christmas Mass, Puer natus est nobis.

DECORATION: Historiated initial [P, 2 ll.] formed of green branches on gold ground: Adoration of the Child.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 16th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1500

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support: composed of parchment Page: Height 193 mm Width 165 mm

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting G. 9
Primary reference Number: 170663
Project ID: 139
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 March 2021 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Cutting (manuscript)" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/170663 Accessed: 2022-01-19 13:18:17

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