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Item No: mcai690221
Additional Title: Dogale
Script: Display script
Language: Italian
Folio Number: front
Original Year/Month/Day: 1584
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 dogali was usually religious in nature to suggest the approval of divine authority. In this miniature, Francesco Cignona kneels before the Virgin Mary and Christ-Child, behind him is an unidentified saint, possibly St. Phillip, whose attribute is a t-shaped cross.
Notes: Leaf from a Dogale issued by Doge Nicolò da Ponte (1578-1585) to Francesco Cignona as governor of the island of Arbe (now Rab, Croatia)
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1646134
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1599
Image Dimensions Width: 219 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 69:22

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