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Manuscript cutting

  • Date:

    late 12th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    244:3

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 66

Date

late 12th century (made)

Object history note

Purchased from J. and S. Goldschmidt as part of three portfolios (now Museum nos 234-296) designated as a 'Illuminations: a collection of 338 specimens, pages and cuttings' for the total sum of £100.0.0, received on 15 October 1872; passed on for Register in April 1874 (see Register of Drawings).

Descriptive line

Leaf from choir-book with initial S in red pen-work on green and blue ground depicting a dragon. Netherland. late 12th century. A duplicate number MS.16 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Materials

Parchment; Pigments; Ink

Techniques

Illumination

Categories

Manuscript cutting; Medieval and renaissance; Christianity; Manuscripts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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