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Lewis E M 26:32-33 Historiated initial P from an antiphonary, depicting St. Peter of Verona
TitleHistoriated initial P from an antiphonary, depicting St. Peter of Verona
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 26:32-33
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial P with St. Peter of Verona
- This initial begins an unusual chant sung at the first response for the first nocturn of Matins of the feast of St. Peter of Verona (Apr. 29), 'Petre sydus aureum summinas honorem candoris ....' St. Peter (b. 1206 - April 6, 1252), was a thirteenth-century Dominican preacher and inquisitor. According to his legend, he was attacked by members of the heretical sect known as the Cathars, whom St. Peter had preached vehemently against. His attackers struck him in the head with an axe. When the saint rose up to proclaim 'Credo in Deum' (I believe in God), the first article of faith, his attackers then fatally stabbed him in the heart. In this initial, both wounds are represented.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from an antiphonary.
- Initial M with St. Dominic adored by a group of Dominican nuns
- This initial may begin the first response for the first nocturn of Matins of the feast of St. Dominic (Aug. 4), 'Mundum vocans ad Agni nuptias ...,' (Calling the world to the marriage of the Lamb), although the text on the reverse does not confirm this identification.
- This cutting can be dated to before 1445.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a antiphonary.
- These initials have been attributed to an artist working within the circle of the Venetian illuminator Cristoforo Cortese, active from ca. 1399 to before 1445 when a document refers to him as already dead. Several other leaves in the Free Library have also been attributed to Cortese and his circle.
Extent94 x 91 mm
- 15th century
- Historiated initial
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