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Title [Manuscript illumination : Major initial G]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date late 14th century - early 15th century
Id Number Current Accession F.142
Id Number Current Repository 4337
Location Creation Site Italy (probably Bologna)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Paint, ink and gold leaf on parchment
Notes This is probably from the same manuscript as F.143-4 and F.13b. A major initial from a musical manuscript, judging by the size of this 'miniature' (combined with the size of the text, musical notation and staves), it does seem likely that the manuscript was a monastic choir book (probably a Gradual or Antiphonal). This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Major initial "G" in burgundy and green with gold overpainting and decoration on gold rectilinear ground. Flourishing foliate extensions with decorative ring-junctions and stylised black dots. Verso - black musical notation on red staves, with black gothic script (Latin).
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art



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