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Title [Manuscript illumination: Initials C and O]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date [late 12th century]
Id Number Current Accession F.13.1
Id Number Current Repository 1198
Inscription On frame ´45/- me´ ´From Beckingham Hall Norfolk´; T.E.B. label for Jan 1897 and number ´1404´ ´Lethaby 173´
Location Creation Site [Italy]
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Ink, paint and gold leaf on parchment
Notes (Capital C cut from book, cf. B.424, B.425).
This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Inhabited initial "C", the Virgin Mary and Christ, Saints - latin text and musical notation. Initial in blue, red, green and flesh colours, depicting Christ and the Virgin Mary in front of a jewelled canopy, above eight apostles, one of whom wears a bishop's mitre - presumably St. Peter, crudely painted border, gilt haloes and corner panels.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art



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