Item Info

Item No: mcai460055
Additional Title: Gradual
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front b
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial S with St. Paul the Apostle
Notes: These cuttings can be dated to ca. 1330-1345.
Notes: 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.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602944
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1350
Image Dimensions Width: 119 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 46:5a-b
Creator Name: Sant'Eugenio Master (Cola di Fuccio ?) - Artist

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