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Item No: mcai470081
Additional Title: Dogale
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
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 dogale was usually religious in nature to suggest the approval of divine authority. In this miniature, the Archangel Gabriel stands at the base of stairs leading to heaven and directs the unknown recipient, whose name may have been Gabriel, towards God.
Notes: Leaf from a Dogale
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1603530
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1560
Image Dimensions Width: 200 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 47:8

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