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Title [Manuscript illumination : miniature]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date [14th century]
Id Number Current Accession F.144
Id Number Current Repository 4339
Location Creation Site Italy (probably Bologna)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Paint, ink and gold leaf on parchment.
Notes A fragment 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 scene of the Virgin Mary's death, however, is more often than not found in Graduals. This is probably from the same manuscript as F.142-3 and F.13b. This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes This scene of the Virgin Mary's death is often found in Graduals. Image of the Virgin Mary, within a decorative border surrounded by the Apostles (all of whom have halos), a manuscript, Christ (halo with orange cross) and a small child (also with a halo). Verso - black textualis rotunda script (Latin) and musical notation on red staves.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art



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