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  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 67


early 14th century (made)

Historical context note

Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

9005 B (MS 191)
Cut-out historiated initial R (Christ, bearing white banner with black "maltese" cross stepping out of tomb over three sleeping soldiers) ; grotesques with initial and in border

Inc: [Resurrexit]

Netherlands. 1300-1325

Bought from Weale, 1883, 5s.
Pub: 1923 cat, 20'

Descriptive line

Cutting from a Gradual. Initial R, half in red and half pen-work depicting monsters. Letter depicts the Resurrection with Christ above and the three sleeping soldiers in armour below. All on burnished gold ground. Outside the letter are five Drolleries. Netherland, eary 14th century. A duplicate number MS.191 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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