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Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral: MS McClean 201.12a.5

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Cutting from an Antiphoner for the Sanctoral


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 306 x 192 mm, four musical staves ruled in red ink, four fragmentary lines of text, ruled in brown ink.

CONTENTS: Antiphon and responsories to the first lesson of Matins for the Nativity of St John the Baptist, [Ne timeas a facie eorum quia ego] tecum sum dicit dominus. P. Domine qui]. R. i. Fuit ho[mo missus a deo cui no]men iohannes erat. H[ic venit ad testimonium perhiberet de lumine et pareret] (reverse) [do]mino ple[bem perfect]am. V. Erat [iohannes in desert]o predicans baptismum [penitenti]e. Hic. R. ii Heli[zabeth zachari magnum virum genuit]; the initial F introduced the first responsory, Fuit homo missus.

ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial in liquid gold and pink on blue and dark pink grounds with coloured vine-scroll infill and acanthus extensions forming partial borders: [F, 4 staves high].

Alternate red or blue initials [height of the gap between staves] with purple or red pen flourishing, using small scallop and trefoil motifs: two initials on reverse.

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


Fourteenth century, second quarter
Circa 1325 - Circa 1350

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Accession number: MS McClean 201.12a.5
Primary reference Number: 181399
Project ID: 1499
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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