Item No: mcai280221
Title: Cutting from a breviary with a miniature depicting the Raising of the Cross
Additional Title: Breviary
Gothic bookhand (textualis libraria under cursive influence)
Rare Book Department
The Raising of the Cross
This leaf contains part of the recited during the ferial Office at Sext on Sundays, beginning with Psalm 118:81-128, "Defecit in salutare in tuo anima mea ..." (My soul pines for your salvation). The text begins with a miniature depicting the raising of the Cross witnessed by Pilate and another figure. The two men raising the cross grasp ropes that were never painted in by the illuminator.
This scene and others in an illustrated leaf in the Free Library's collection from the same manuscript (Lewis E M 28:23) were once part of a larger cycle of Passion scenes from the psalter section of a breviary. Two other leaves in the collection (Lewis E M 28:21a-b) are also from the same manuscript but from another section.
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Country:France or Flanders
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Lewis E M 28:21-23