Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai290141
Additional Title: Choir book
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 29:14
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial M or O
Notes: Ornament in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts can be quite fanciful. The vertical bar dividing the letter ends in the torso of a crowned and winged caryatid, a decorative motif with origins in the Classical world. Such displays of imagination usually carried very little symbolism; here, however, the cross and the bishop's crozier are suggestive of the ecclesiastical use for which this choir book was intended.

Lewis E M 29:13-15 are from the same manuscript.
Notes: These cuttings can be dated to the 15th or 16th centuries.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1667946
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1599
Image Dimensions Width: 94 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:13-15

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