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Leaf from a Gradual: Marlay cutting It. 70

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Current Location: In storage

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 483 x 380 mm (432 x 285 mm), seven musical staves ruled in red ink, seven lines of text ruled in pale brown ink, contemporary folio number vi in red in outer margin of recto.

CONTENTS: Opening of the Introit of the Mass for the Feast of the Purification (2 February), Suscepimus deus misericordiam tuam (Ps 47: 10) … Ps. Magnus dominus et laudabilis ... (verso) Gloria. Gr. Suscepimus deus … V. Sicut audiuimus ita et uidimus; the initial introduced the Introit Suscepimus.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink on a square ground of solid gold with painted foliage and spraywork extensions forming a partial border: [S] Presentation at the Temple.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate red and blue initials [height of the width between staves] with foliate pen flourishing in purple or red, for verses; text immediately following the historiated initials and the verse initials is written in display script, flourished in black filled with yellow wash.

Place(s) associated

  • Brescia ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, third quarter
Circa 1450 CE - Circa 1475 CE

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Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

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 It. 70
Primary reference Number: 181266
Project ID: 1415
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 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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