Item Info

Item No: mcai310271
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 31:27
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial H with John the Baptist
Notes: This initial probably begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist (Aug. 29), "Herodes enim tenuit et ligavit Iohannem ..." (Herod had taken John and bound him). The style of the initial is reminiscent of Italian initial decoration, especially in the northern regions. Certain elements in the execution of the initial suggest, however, that the artist was not Italian but perhaps Spanish or Portuguese. Artists and scribes in the Iberian Peninsula were heavily influenced by the luxury choir books that came out of Italy in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This influence can be seen in the Italianate forms common in Iberian illumination.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600758
Country: Country:Spain ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 158 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 31:19-27