Initial G with St. Gregory I (?) appearing to a group of Benedictine Monks

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Initial G with St. Gregory I (?) appearing to a group of Benedictine Monks

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Item No: mcai430151
Title: Initial G with St. Gregory I (?) appearing to a group of Benedictine Monks
Additional Title: Gradual
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

The liturgy that this initial begins remains to be determined. The subject of this initial is unusual. It may represent St. Gregory I, appearing as a Benedictine monk, having divested himself of his cope and the papal tiara, which appears on the floor in front of two Benedictine monks. One of these monks holds a scroll inscribed, "Ora Pater pro filiis tuis Ambertinensibus et pro scriptore horum voluminum" (Pray, Father, for your Ambertine sons and for the scribe of this volume). An inscription on this monks robe identifies him as "F. L. de la Baniere." A second monk, behind the first is also identified by an inscription as "F. G. C(?) Harmolue." These monks may have resided in a monastery in the town of Ambert in the Auvergne region of France.<p> Lewis E M 43:15-18 are from the same manuscript.


Sirsi Catalog Key: 1623950
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1525
Image Dimensions Width: 162 mm x 197 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 43:15

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