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Title [Manuscript illumination: Initial & Text]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date early 14th century
Id Number Current Accession F.127
Id Number Current Repository 1326
Location Creation Site (England?)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Ink, paint and gold leaf on parchment.
Notes Fragment - probably comes from a Breviary (this page mentions the Feast of St.Cuthbert of Lindisfarne). A Breviary is a Service Book that contained the texts necessary for the celebration of the Divine Office. These are books often adorned with decorated or historiated initials. This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Gothic black letter script (textualis quadratta), for a text in Latin, with one major initial "D", minor initials and litterae notabiliores (with the guide-lines drawn in leadpoint). Foliate border with stylised dcorative acanthus, knot-work, berries and Rinceaux style flourishing. Verso - text (as before, but without a border). (Illumination in blue and red).
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art



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