Book of Hours, use of RomeMedieval Manuscripts
Item No: mca1200742
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of RomeScript: Rotunda
Folio Number: f. 74v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial O with the Presentation in the Temple
Notes: This initial begins a prayer for the Purification of the Virgin. The Presentation in the Temple is an appropriate scene to decorate this prayer because, under Mosaic Law, a woman had to undergo a ritual purification after giving birth and, according to Luke 2:22-39, Mary took part in this ritual just before presenting Jesus in the Temple.
Notes: This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1490.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1611171
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 182 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 120