Gospel Lectionary

Medieval Manuscripts
Gospel Lectionary

Item Info

Item No: mca1601381
Additional Title: Gospel Lectionary
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 138r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple
Notes: This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1525.
Notes: This manuscript was made for Jean de Falloize, a Burgomaster of Liège, whose familial arms appear in this image. Jean served as a deacon to the Church, which would explain his commission of the manuscript. During the medieval and Renaissance periods, the deacon was a lay assistant to the priest who celebrated mass. One of the deacon's responsibilities was the Gospel reading for the day, either for Sunday services or for masses on special saints' days. This miniature marks the beginning of the Gospel reading for the feast of the Purification of the Virgin (Feb. 2).
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1610431
Country: Country:Belgium

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1550
Image Dimensions Width: 340 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 160