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Manuscript Cutting

ca. 1500 (made)

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Brief description
Cut-out one-line decorated initial A from a Choirbook; Germany; ca 1500
Object history
Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: Museum nos 3053, 3066, 3067, 3068.
Historical context
Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

'Four cur-out fragments from a choir book; Germany, c. 1500 (3053, 3066, 3067, 3068)

Cat. no. 20. 1

3053 (MS 58)


Cut-out 1 line decorated initial A (blue with red penwork flourishing) and lower border decorated with acanthus foliage and bud

Text: Alleluia, Alleluia, Allel[uia]

Germany, c. 1500

150 x 300 mm

Part of a line of music (staves of 4 lines, 24 mm) and text visible, Hufnagel notation

Transferred from Art Museum, 1863

Pub: 1908 cat, 17; 1923 cat, 14'
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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