Item Info

Item No: mcai460061
Additional Title: Gradual
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial A with Christ in Majesty appearing above a crowd
Notes: This initial begins the Introit for the first Sunday in Advent, "Ad te levavi animam meam ..." (I raise my soul to you). Here, Christ appears above a crowd who look up at him expectantly. This non-biblical scene captures the spirit of the Advent season when Christians prepare for the celebrations of the historic birth of Christ as well as his Second Coming at the end of time.

The illumination has been attributed to the Master of the Graduale del Carmine, so-called after a choir book illuminated by his hand for the church of Santa Maria del Carmine. He was active from ca. 1340-1360.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602881
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1360
Image Dimensions Width: 182 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 46:6

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