Item No: mcai270291
Additional Title: Missal?
Rare Book Department
In this initial, which once marked the beginning of the instructions for consecrating the host, a priest kneels before an altar and elevates the Host, the culminating moment of the Mass. This cutting may have come from a now lost missal that documents show was illuminated by Girolamo da Cremona (fl. 1451-1483) for Lucrezia de'Medici, a member of the powerful Medici family of Florence. The carefully observed treatments of space and naturalistic detail as well as the illusionistic vine-scroll border decoration dotted with small pearls are hallmarks of this important Renaissance artist.
Initial G with a priest celebrating Mass
These cuttings have been dated to ca. 1475.
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Lewis E M 27:27-29
Girolamo da Cremona [Girolamo di Giovanni dei Corradi] - Artist