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Manuscript

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    8990B

  • Gallery location:

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

Date

early 14th century (made)

Historical context note

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

'44.4
8990 B
GRADUAL
Cut-out historiated initial A (two angels playing viol and mandolin); in margin, a dragon

Netherlands. c. 1300-1325

Bought from Weale, 1883
Pub: 1923 cat, 20'

Descriptive line

Cutting from a Gradual. Initial A in red with a blue border with angels playing musical insturments in each compartment of the letter. All on burnished gold ground. Netherland, eary 14th century. A duplicate number MS.189 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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