Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 25:29 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 25:29
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial L with a Prophet communicating with Christ
- The bold colors and intricate design motifs locate this initial to Umbria, a region of central Italy. The figure kneeling below God is an unidentified Old Testament prophet. Although it may seem odd that an Old Testament prophet is praying to Christ (identified by his cruciform halo), the theological meaning is clear: Christ exists eternally and beyond human time. The precise moment in the liturgy that the initial begins remains to be determined
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from an antiphonary.
Extent96 x 168 mm
- 13th century
- Historiated initial
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