Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 1:19 Gradual
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 1:19
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial A with the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1530. Paper was made in Nackel near Posen; identified by watermark of a crowned escutcheon containing a doubled cross.
- This miniature and initial begin the Introit for the first Sunday of Advent: 'Ad te [levavi animam] meam' (All my heart goes out to thee). The Expulsion from Paradise is a fitting start to the Advent season as a reminder of why the Incarnation was needed.
Extent190 x 210 mm
- 16th century
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