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Historiated initial from a Gradual: Marlay cutting Z. 14

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Historiated initial from a Gradual

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 270 x 260 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and three fragmentary lines of text ruled in brown ink on reverse.

CONTENTS: The initial, which would have been on recto of the original leaf, opened the Introit of the Mass for Pentecost, Spiritus domini replevit orbem terrarium, followed on the reverse by parts of Ps 67:2, [Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur inimi]ci eius et fugiant [qui oderunt eum a] facie eius. Gloria.

DECORATION: Historiated initial formed of two dolphins on black ground with red floral ornament, their tales extending into acanthus, flowers and branches with fruit: [S, 2 ll.] Pentecost.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 16th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1550

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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: Marlay cutting Z. 14
Primary reference Number: 178466
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Cutting (manuscript)" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/178466 Accessed: 2022-01-26 20:05:44

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