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Illuminated fragment from a Patent of nobility: Marlay cutting Z. 10b

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Illuminated fragment from a Patent of nobility


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 62 x 128 mm, six lines of fragmentary text ruled in hard point on reverse.

ORNAMENTATION: Gold initial [P, 6 ll.] on purple ground, formed of youth’s figure (shaft) and a stem extending into a winged female torso, followed by an acanthus leaf, and terminating in a profile mask head, the youth standing on a branch with a parrot perched on it, followed by three lines of text in gold capitals with delicate gold ornament on blue and red ground, [P]ORQVE VOS M[A]NDAMOS, spaces between lines filled with palmettes on yellow ground.

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


Late 16th Century
Circa 1590 CE - Circa 1599 1599 CE

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Support: composed of parchment

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Illuminated manuscript

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Accession number: Marlay cutting Z. 10b
Primary reference Number: 178465
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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