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Cutting from a Gradual: Marlay cutting Fl. 7b

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Cutting from a Gradual


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 135 x 145 mm, fragmentary words and four-line staves ruled in black ink (one of the lines ruled in red as well) on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial S probably opened the Introit for Candlemas.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of acanthus, fish-scale motifs, and masks on framed, recessed blue-green grounds: [S, 2 ll.] Presentation in the Temple.

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Southern Germany ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


First quarter of 16th century
Circa 1510 CE - Circa 1520 1520 CE

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of parchment Page: Height 135 mm Width 145 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting Fl. 7b
Primary reference Number: 170685
Project ID: 130
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 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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