Item Info

Item No: mcai740171
Additional Title: Undetermined
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial P with Dominican monks receiving the Rule of St. Augustine of Hippo
Notes: 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.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1639043
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1460
Image Dimensions Width: 440 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 74:17
Creator Name: Pietro di Giovanni d?Ambrogio, follower of - Artist

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