Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 27:19 Choir book
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 27:19
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial H with St. Ambrose of Milan
- St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 -397, is counted as one of the Doctors of the western Church with Augustine, Jerome, and Pope Gregory I. The fragmentary inscription in the margin to the right of the saint makes reference to the act of genuflecting before images of saints as a means of worship. The illuminator of this initial is known as the Olivetan Master, called by this name because of a signature found in an illuminated initial from Milan, dated 1439 (now in The Cini Foundation in Venice) that describes him as a brother of the Order of Monteoliveto.
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1430s-1440s.
- This is the reverse of a cutting from a choir book.
Extent106 x 112 mm
- 15th century
- Song book
- Musical notation
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