Item Info

Item No: mcai310191
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 31:19
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial I with unidentified virgin
Notes: The iconography of this initial and a rubric on the reverse suggest that it begins an unidentified chant for the Common of Virgins. The style of the initial is reminiscent of Italian initial decoration, especially in the northern regions. Certain elements in the execution of the initial suggest, however, that the artist was not Italian but perhaps Spanish or Portuguese. Artists and scribes in the Iberian Peninsula were heavily influenced by the luxury choir books that came out of Italy in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This influence can be seen in the Italianate forms common in Iberian illumination.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600758
Country: Country:Spain ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 71 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 31:19-27