Devotional Image (Andachtsbild)

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Devotional Image (Andachtsbild)

Item Info

Item No: mcai420291
Additional Title: Devotional Image (Andachtsbild)
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: St. Anne, the Virgin, and the Christ Child (Anna Selbdritt) adored by a Dominican friar
Notes: This leaf represents a type of devotional image that originated and became especially popular in German-speaking lands in the late Middle Ages. Meant to be used in private prayer, these images were typically produced by nuns for their own use and to be distributed to the devout. Consequently, they are commonly called Nonnenarbeiten, the German word for "nuns' work".
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1450948
Country: Country:Germany
Cardinal Point:southwestern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1550
Image Dimensions Width: 180 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 42:29

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