Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai470031
Additional Title: Choir book
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Although the precise moment in the liturgy that this initial begins remains to be determined, this monk's black robe identifies him as a Benedictine saint who is most likely the order's founder, St. Benedict of Nursia. The book in his left hand would then represent his "Rule," the text upon which Western monasticism is founded.
Notes: Initial I with St. Benedict of Nursia
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1275.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1603524
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 188 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 47:3

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