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Item No: mcai690211
Additional Title: Dogale
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: A dogale (pl. dogali) is a document issued by a doge, the title for the highest elected official in several Italian republics. The Doge of Venice was one of the most powerful among them. Dogali were used to transfer power to certain individuals, granting them various rights, responsibilities, and privileges. Although secular documents, the iconography of illuminated dogale was usually religious in nature to suggest the approval of divine authority. In this miniature, the recipient kneels before St. Dominic, who points upward to the Dove of the Holy Ghost and God the Father. The roundels in the frame contain personifications of the four Cardinal Virtues: (from top left, clockwise) Justice, Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude.
Notes: Leaf from a Dogale
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1646133
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1599
Image Dimensions Width: 292 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 69:21

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