Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 18:11 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 18:11
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial U with St. Cecilia playing the organ and being crowned by an angel
- This initial begins a chant likely sung during the celebrations of the feast of St. Cecilia, a second-century virgin martyr who in the late Middle Ages became the patron saint of church music. According to her legend, Cecilia was forced to marry. At her wedding, she heard in her heart a hymn of love for Christ, her true spouse, instead of the profane music of the ceremony. This account led to her association with music. She is often shown playing the organ, as she is in this initial.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a choir book.
Extent160 x 154 mm
- 15th century
- 16th century
- Historiated initial
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