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Manuscript

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    269:2

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 28, box B

Date

late 15th century (made)

Historical context note

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

'269.2 (MS 617)
GRADUAL
Leaf, with 2-line historiated U (orange letter-shape with design in relief within moulded green and blue frame with burnished gold, Ascension scene with Virgin Mary and Apostles kneeling in prayer at Christ ascends, feet visible)

Rubric: In diesancto gloriose Ascensionis Introitus. Uiri galilei q'd; In die sancto et octava V'. Cumque intnentur in celum [diff. square script]

Germany (South) . Late 15th century
msd; 410 x 265 mm
10 lines of music (staves of 4 red lines 20 mm) and text; square notation

Bought from J&S Goldschmidt, 1872
Pub: 1908 cat, 56; 1923 cat, 46'

Descriptive line

Leaf from gradual. 2-line historiated inital U with orange letter-shape with design in releif within moulded green and blue frame with burnished gold. Ascension scene with Virgin Mary and Apostles kneeling in prayer as Christ ascends. Acanthus sprays in margin. Germany. Late 15th century. A duplicate number MS.617 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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