Service book

Item Info

Item No: mcai290031
Additional Title: Service book
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Although the identity of this saint remains to be determined, his black habit indicates that he is a Benedictine monk, and the palm branch that he holds in his left hand indicates that he is a martyr. In Roman times, athletes and warriors were awarded a palm branch as a symbol of victory. Early Christians adapted the Roman symbolism to make the palm symbolize a martyr's spiritual victory over death.
Notes: Initial R with a Benedictine martyr saint
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1470.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597011
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 143 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:3

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