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Title:

Cutting from a Missal

Maker(s) &
Production:

, production, Lower Saxony, possibly
, production, Westphalia, possibly

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

cutting; sub-category
missal; type of text

Date:

circa 1225 circa 1250

Period:

thirteenth century, second quarter

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 245 x 213 mm, text on verso 203 x 150 mm, 6 long lines on recto, 2 columns of 25 lines on verso, ruled in faint brown ink.

CONTENTS: Canon of the Mass.

DECORATION: Large framed miniature on gold and diapered ground:
Crucifixion with the Virgin, St Mary Magdalene, St John, the centurion, two angels, and Ecclesia gathering Christ’s blood in a chalice, four corner medallions showing a priest celebrating Mass, the Martyrdom of St Thomas Becket, Ecclesia and Synagoga.

ORNAMENTATION: Green interlaced initial: [T, 6 ll.] with foliate extensions on gold ground; alternate red and blue pen-flourished initials [2 ll.]; alternate one-line red and blue initials.

Technique:

illumination; whole

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height, page, 245, mm
width, page, 213, mm
height, text, 203, mm
width, text, 150, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Pierre-Henri Gélis-Didot (1853 – 1902); his sale, Paris, 12 – 13 April 1897, lot 31; Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831 – 1912); his bequest, 1912.

Associated
Person(s):

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Gélis-Didot, Pierre-Henri; previous owner

Exhibition(s):

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder, Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. 1966 - 1966
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Catalogue number: 21

Heinrich der Löwe und seine Zeit. Herrschaft und Repräsentation der Welfen 1125-1235. 1995 - 1995
Catalogue number: D 35

Documentation:

Wormald, F.. Giles, P.M.. 1982. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Musuem Acquired between 1895-1979 (excluding the McClean Collection).England: Cambridge University Pressp. 100 - 101

Luckhardt, J.. Niehoff, F.. 1995. Heinrich der Löwe und seine Zeit. Herrschaft und Repräsentation der Welfen 1125-1235.Munich:
cat. no. D 35

Wormald, F.. Giles, P. M.. 1966. Illuminated Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder, Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion.Cambridge (Cambs.):
21

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting G. 1
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 170658; input: 2010-01-27; modified: 2012-08-31)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170658





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