Item No: mcai430211
Title: Altar Card with the Deposition from the Cross
Additional Title: Credo (Nicene Creed)
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This image shows an altar card. Beginning in the sixteenth century, altar cards were placed on the altar during Mass. They contained the prayers that the priest recited during every Mass. Although they functioned primarily as memory aids, they were usually beautifully decorated. This card, which contains the Nicene Creed, was executed by a follower of John Pichore, an illuminator active in Paris at the beginning of the sixteenth century.
The Morgan Library has a sister leaf under the shelfmark MS M.1147.
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Lewis E M 43:21
John Pichore, circle of - Artist