Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai440251
Additional Title: Choir book
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: In this image, a lay woman, identified by her aristocratic costume, is shown praying the rosary before an image of the Virgin and Child. Although the identity of the woman is lost, one may assume that she played a role in the commissioning and use of this manuscript. This display of ownership or patronage was not uncommon. It was a way to document one's piety as well as a reminder to keep the individual in the reader's prayers.
Notes: Initial D with a Woman kneeling before the Virgin and Child
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1500.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1647091
Country: Country:Germany
Cardinal Point:southern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 108 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 44:25

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