Item Info

Item No: mcai470011
Additional Title: Gradual?
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial I with Christ, a bishop saint (possibly St. Ambrose), and St. Benedict of Nursia.
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1280.
Notes: This initial probably begins the Introit for the Common of the Doctors of the Church, "In medio ecclesiae aperuit os eius ..." (In the midst of the temple he opened his mouth). The bishop seated below the head of Christ may be St. Ambrose, one of the four Doctors of the Church, and bishop of Milan from 374-397. The Benedictine saint below is likely to be St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine Order and father of Western monasticism.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1603522
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 234 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 47:1

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