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Manuscript Cutting

1490s (made)
Place Of Origin



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Brief Description
Leaf from Antiphoner. Historiated initial C with blue acanthus letter-shape and St. Cecilia with open crown and martyr's palm reading book. Burnished gold ground. Floral stems in margin. Germany. ca 1490. A duplicate number MS.569 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.
Object history
Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: Museum nos 1107:1, 1107:2, 1107:3, 1107:4, 1107:5, 1107:6, 1107:7, 1107:8, 1107:9, 1107:10, 1107:11, 1107:12, 1107:13, 1107:14, 1107:15, 1107:16, 1107:17; 1107:18, 1107:19, 1107:20, 1107:21, 1107:22, 1107:23, 1107:24, 1107:25, 1107:27, 1107:28, 1107:29, 1107:30, 1107:31, 1107:32, 1107:33, 1107:34, 2897, 3019, 3046, 3048, 3049, 3050, 3055, 3055A, 3056, 3071, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4132, 7658, 7659.
Historical context
Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:



'1107.7 (MS 569)

ANTIPHONER - Sanctorale 22 Nov. (Lib. Us. 1756)

Leaf, with historiated initial C (blue acanthus letter-shape, St Cecilia with open crown and martyr's palm reading book, burnished gold ground) and floral stems in margin



Rubric: R'. Cantatobus organis Cecillia virgo



Germany (Mainz?) . c.1490

500 x 355 mm; written space 365 x 250 mm.

7 lines of music (staves of 5 red lines 30 mm) and text.

Hufnagel notation

Pp. "724" & "725" (16c)



Pub 1908 cat, 53; 1923 cat, 43'
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of Miniatures, Leaves, and Cuttings from Illuminated Manuscripts. Victoria and Albert Museum. Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, by S.C. Cockerell and C. Harcourt Smith (London: HMSO, 1923, 2nd edition).pp. 43-45 (as German (Mainz), dated 149_).
Collection
Accession Number
1107:7

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