Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai290131
Additional Title: Choir book
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 29:13
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial E
Notes: Ornament in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts can be quite fanciful. In this initial, the letter E resembles a laurel wreath, a motif borrowed from Classical art. The horizontal bar ends in the torso of a crowned and winged caryatid, again another decorative motif with origins in the Classical world. Such displays of imagination usually carried very little symbolism; rather, their purpose seems to have been to enliven the otherwise flat surface of the page.

Lewis E M 29:13-15 are from the same manuscript.
Notes: These cuttings can be dated to the 15th or 16th centuries.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1667946
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1599
Image Dimensions Width: 96 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:13-15

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