Item Info

Item No: mcai310201
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 31:20
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial Q with St. Agatha of Catania
Notes: This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of St. Agatha (Feb. 5), "Quis es tu qui venisti ad me curare vulnera mea ..." (Who are you who has come to heal my wounds). 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: 239 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 31:19-27