Item Info

Item No: mcai440141
Additional Title: Psalter?
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Christ in Majesty
Notes: In this miniature, Christ appears within an almond-shaped mandorla and seated upon the arc of a sphere. He holds in his left hand an orb that represents the world while he makes a gesture of blessing with his right. In each corner are the symbols of the four evangelists. This miniature may have once decorated a psalter, as images such as this were sometimes included at the beginning of the Book of Psalms. However, as the imagery of the miniature relates to the Last Judgment, it may have decorated any number of types of religious manuscripts. As the cutting lacks any text, it is difficult to identify the context for which this image was made.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1647080
Country: Country:Germany

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1260
Image Dimensions Width: 138 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 44:14

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