Item Info

Item No: mcaw091952
Additional Title: Psalter-Hours
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 195v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial K, beginning the Litany
Notes: This initial K begins the opening words of the litany, "Kyrie eleison." The litany is a series of prayers for intercession addressed to a list of sacred figures, including the Holy Trinity, the Virgin, angels, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and finally to individual saints. The litany was not usually illustrated in psalters and books of hours. Here, the scene depicts the procession of a reliquary, an act that was often performed in the streets of towns and villages throughout Europe on the feast days of the saint honored in a given reliquary.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466041
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Amiens ?
Cardinal Point:northeastern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 185 mm
ShelfMark: Widener 9

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