Item No: mcai450131
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
Initial S with a Martyr saint
This cutting can be dated to before 1445.
This initial begins the Introit for the Common of Martyrs, "Salus autem iustorum a Domino ..." (The Lord is the salvation of the just).
This initial has been attributed to the later career of the Venetian illuminator Cristoforo Cortese, active from ca. 1399 to before 1445, when a document refers to him as already dead. Several other leaves in the Free Library have also been attributed to Cortese.
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Lewis E M 45:13
Christoforo Cortese - Artist