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Item No: mcai470113
Additional Title: Dogale
Language: Latin and Italian
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, an unidentified recipient kneels in prayer before the Virgin and Child standing beneath a medallion with the dove of the Holy Spirit. Behind the recipient is an unidentified Franciscan saint, possibly St. Francis of Assisi.
Notes: Leaf from a Dogale
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1603533
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1560
Image Dimensions Width: 217 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 47:11A

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