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Title:

Historiated initial from a Choir book

Maker(s) &
Production:

, production, Bohemia

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

cutting; sub-category
other; type of text

Date:

circa 1390 circa 1399

Period:

late fourteenth century

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, fragmentary lines of text and fragmentary four-line music staves ruled in red on reverse , 98 x 85 mm

DECORATION: Historiated initial: [B, 2 ll.] in green acanthus on red ground with liquid gold scrolls, three saints praying to God.

Technique:

illumination; whole

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height, page, 98
width, page, 85

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Associated
Person:

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner

Notes:

Marlay cuttings G 3a-b: Two historiated initials from a Choir book. The style of illumination points to Bohemia in the late fourteenth century.

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. 101 – 102

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting G. 3a
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 170665; input: 2010-01-27; modified: 2012-08-13)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170665





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