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Initial from an Antiphoner: MS Marlay 18.iii

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Initial from an Antiphoner

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 190 x 188 mm, two lines of fragmentary text and two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red on reverse

CONTENTS: The initial introduced the antiphon to the psalms for first Vespers at the feast of Corpus Christi, Sacerdos in aeternum; on reverse, Ps. 109 and antiphon for Vespers, Ps. Dixit do[minus]. Ant. [Miser]ator dominus.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of stylized architectural motifs in blue with foliate extensions, wreaths, putti and simulated metal ornament: [S, 2 text lines and 2 musical staves] Procession of the Host at the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Notes

History note: Pierre-Henri Gélis Didot (1853–1902); his sale, Paris, 12–13 April 1897, lot 111 (nos. 1-3)

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, third quarter
Production date: circa AD 1460

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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 Marlay 18.iii
Primary reference Number: 176530
Project ID: 1347
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 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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