Item No: mcai740171
Additional Title: Undetermined
Rare Book Department
Initial P with Dominican monks receiving the Rule of St. Augustine of Hippo
The text that this initial begins cannot be identified since the cutting has been pasted to a mat. The scene shows St. Augustine giving his Rule to a group of Domincan friars. His Rule was intended for the Augustinian Order, but the Dominicans adopted it as well following the example of their founder St. Dominic who began his religious life as an Augustinian.
This cutting has been attributed to the Sienese illuminator Pietro di Giovanni d'Ambrogio, active from 1428, when he entered the Sienese painter's guild, to his death in 1449.
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Lewis E M 74:17
Pietro di Giovanni d?Ambrogio, follower of - Artist