Missal, use of RomeMedieval Manuscripts
Item No: mca1572282
Additional Title: Missal, use of RomeScript: Liturgical bookhand
Folio Number: f. 228v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial R with an Allegory of Death
Notes: This initial begins the Introit for the Commemoration of the Dead, "Requiem eternam dona eis, Domine..." (Lord, grant them eternal rest). The inscriptions in the initial and the skulls are "memento mori," or reminders that death comes to all. The style of illumination and the illusionistic border decoration with a golden background is typical of Flemish illumination at this time.
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1530-1550.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1457694
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1550
Image Dimensions Width: 372 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 157