Book of Hours, use of Rome

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rome

Item Info

Item No: mca1130300
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 30v-31r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening showing the personifications of Ecclesia and Synagoga (or Church and Synagogue)
Notes: This opening occurs within the Hours of the Holy Spirit. Here, Ecclesia (on the left) and Synagoga (on the right) are placed in opposition to each other. Ecclesia, with her upright crown, chalice, and straight staff, is shown in contrast to a blindfolded Synagoga whose crown barely clings to the back of her head as she grasps the Tablets of the Old Law and a broken staff. This iconography illustrates to some degree the theological position that the Catholic Church took in regard to the legacy of Judaism in the Middle Ages.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466037
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1515
Image Dimensions Width: 210 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 113