Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 27:9-10 Choir book
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 27:9-10
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial A with an unidentified saint
- In this initial, which begins an unidentified chant, Christ appears as the mocked King of the Jews. Among the many torments he suffered during his Passion, Christ was given a crown of thorns and a reed as a scepter. Here, Christ holds the reed in his bound hands, and a green crown of thorns causes blood to flow down his face, which can be seen through the diaphanous veil covering his head. This image was meant to inspire compassion for Christ's suffering in the heart of the viewer.
- Initial S with Christ crowned with thorns
- These initials have been attributed to 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.
Extent83 x 94 mm
- 15th century
- Song book
- Musical notation
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Lewis E M 27.10 front
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