Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 10:9 Antiphonary
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Call numberLewis E M 10:9
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial A with the Resurrection
- This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for Easter Sunday, 'Angelus domini descendit de caelo ...' (The Angel of the Lord came down from heaven). Christ rises from a tomb surrounded by soldiers. The Gospel accounts do not describe the moment of Christ's Resurrection; it was a miracle not witnessed by human eyes. Medieval theologians and artists were left, therefore, to deal with the problem of the presence of the guards who are mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew. The solution was to depict them asleep during the miracle, as the soldiers are shown here.
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1380.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from an antiphonary.
Extent84 x 112 mm
- 15th century
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