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Initial from a Gradual: Marlay cutting It. 79

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Initial from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 154 x 145 mm, two four-line musical staves ruled in red, two fragmentary lines of text ruled in pale brown ink.

CONTENTS: On reverse, fragmentary text, Bene[dicta tu es in] mulieribus; the historiated initial may have introduced the Introit to the Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, Gaudeamus omnes.

DECORATION: Historiated initial [probably G] in dark pink with folded back petal motifs on gold ground: Assumption of the Virgin.

ORNAMENTATION: Red initial [B, height of the gap between staves] with purple pen flourishing on reverse.

Place(s) associated

  • Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 15th century
Production date: circa AD 1450

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 79
Primary reference Number: 178368
Project ID: 1419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 August 2021 Last processed: Monday 16 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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