Choir book?

Item Info

Item No: mcai270241
Additional Title: Choir book?
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial C with God enthroned
Notes: No text survives on this cutting to permit the identification of the text of this initial, which has been pasted to decorative cardboard. Its size suggests that it belonged in a large choir book. The cutting may have come from the same manuscript as Lewis E M 27:25, which is similar in size and illuminated at least in part by the same hand. The illuminator worked under the influence of an anonymous master known today as the Olivetan Master, who is called by this name because of a signature found in an illuminated initial from Milan, dated to 1439 (now belonging to The Cini Foundation, Venice). He describes himself as a brother of the Order of Monteoliveto, a monastic order formally recognized in 1344.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1595946
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 116 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 27:24
Creator Name: Olivetan Master, collaborator - Artist

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