Item Info

Item No: mcai310231
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 31:23
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial O with an unidentified Pope
Notes: The precise moment in the liturgy that this initial begins remains to be determined. The three-tiered tiara and cross staff indicated that this figure is a pope. The style of the initial is reminiscent of Italian initial decoration, especially in the northern regions. Certain elements in the execution of the initial suggest, however, that the artist was not Italian but perhaps Spanish or Portuguese. Artists and scribes in the Iberian Peninsula were heavily influenced by the luxury choir books that came out of Italy in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This influence can be seen in the Italianate forms common in Iberian illumination.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600758
Country: Country:Spain ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 79 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 31:19-27