Item Info

Item No: mcai730051
Additional Title: Gradual
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department

This item appeared in the exhibition "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" in the Rare Book Department, August 2015-January 2016.

This is the label from that exhibition:

This initial A, showing King David in prayer, begins the opening psalm sung in the Christian Church on the first Sunday in Advent, beginning the Western Christian liturgical year. A small blue plaque on the left border includes the initials "P.V.," identified as the Umbrian artist Pietro Vanucci, although the illumination was probably executed by an assistant working under his direction.

Notes: Initial A with David in Prayer
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1513-1523.
Notes: This initial begins the Introit for the first Sunday in Advent, "Ad te levavi animam meam ... (I lift my soul to you). A small blue plaque in the left border contains the initials "P.V.," which have been identified as the initials of the Umbrian artist Pietro Vanucci, more famously known as Perugino (1445/50-1523). Scholars agree that the illumination was probably not executed by the great Renaissance master himself, but rather by an assistant working under his direction.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1633425
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Perugia or Rome

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1550
Image Dimensions Width: 555 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 73:5
Creator Name: Pietro Vannuci, called Perugino, with assistance - Artist

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