Item No: mcai450091
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial D with the Martyrdom of St. Agatha of Rome
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1360-1370.
This initial begins the first response for the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Agatha (Feb. 18), "Dum torqueretur beata Agatha in mamilla graviter dixit ad iudicem impie crudelis et dire tyranne ..." (While blessed Agatha was being cruelly tortured in her breasts, she said to the judge, "Godless, cruel, infamous tyrant").
An artist active within the circle of Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna (fl. ca. 1353- 1401), the most famous and prolific Bolognese illuminator working in the second half of the fourteenth century, illuminated Lewis E M 45:6-10.
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Lewis E M 45:6-10
Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna, workshop - Artist