Bible, Gospel of John

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Item No: mcai480101
Additional Title: Bible, Gospel of John
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial H with St. John the Evangelist
Notes: This initial begins the Gospel of John, with the words "In principio erat verbum ..." (In the beginning was the word). The animated figures filling the shaft of the letter I are typical expressions of the Italian decorative imagination. The eagle, which symbolizes John, turns his head down toward the Evangelist, standing below and gesturing upwards toward his own divinely inspired words. A third figure bears the weight of the architectural ornament that frames the saint and the eagle.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1661852
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Bologna or Padua ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 386 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 48:10A-E

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