Item No: mcai460055
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
Initial S with St. Paul the Apostle
These cuttings can be dated to ca. 1330-1345.
This initial begins the Introit for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan. 25), "Scio cui credidi et certus sum ..." (I know him whom I believed and I am certain).
Lewis E M 26:5a-b are from the same manuscript but were executed by different illuminators. The dividing up of labor in this way is not unusual, especially as the demand for luxury choir books grew in the fourteenth century. Lewis E M 46:5b has been attributed to the Sant'Eugenio Master, an illuminator active in Siena ca. 1330-1345. So-called after an antiphonary painted by him in the Benedictine abbey of Sant'Eugenio, this master may have been, according to recent scholarship, an illuminator named Cola di Fuccio, who was active through the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. He is documented from 1316 to 1344.
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Lewis E M 46:5a-b
Sant'Eugenio Master (Cola di Fuccio ?) - Artist