Item No: mcai440244
Additional Title: Missal
Rare Book Department
This item appeared in the exhibition "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" in the Rare Book Department, August 2015-January 2016.
This is the label from that exhibition:
This leaf is from a printed missal, containing the texts used to celebrate the Christian Mass. The image is known as a donor portrait: depicting patrons Paul Volckamer and Sebald Schreyer and the veneration of Saint Sebaldus, patron saint of Nuremberg. Volckamer and Schreyer were the wealthy gentlemen who commissioned the printing of this missal in Nuremberg.
The parent book is Missale Bambergense, 1496, by Johann Pfeyl, the second edition of the 1490 Missale Bambergense printed in that year by Johann Sensenschmidt with Heirich Petzensteiner.
This image depicts the veneration of the Nuremberg saint Sebaldus, who stands on a pedestal and carries a model of the Church in Nuremburg that was dedicated to him. The two kneeling figures are the Nurenberg patricians, Paul Volckamer (d. 1505), on the left, and Sebald Schreyer (1446 -1520), on the right, who are identified by the coats of arms at their feet. In addition to honoring the town saint, the image serves as a donor portrait, as the two men commissioned the missal from which this leaf came.
Veneration of Saint Sebaldus
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Lewis E M 44:24A