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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner: MS McClean 201.13t

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Current Location: In storage

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Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 143 x 108 mm, three fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and three fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the second antiphon at Matins for the Common of martyrs, [Tamquam aurum in fornace probavit electos] dominus et [quasi holocausta ac]cepit eos in e[ternum]

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with white scrollwork motifs and stylized acanthus extensions: [A, 2 ll.] Martyr holding a palm branch.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fourteenth century, second half
Circa 1350 CE - Circa 1399 CE

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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: MS McClean 201.13t
Primary reference Number: 181438
Project ID: 1502
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Audit data

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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