Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 29:2 Choir book
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 29:2
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial D with a Franciscan friar embracing Death
- This initial begins Psalm 114 recited at the beginning of the Office of the Dead, ' Dilexi quoniam exaudiet Dominus vocem orationis meae ...' (I have loved, because our Lord will hear the voice of my prayer). The friar, identified by his gray robes, is Franciscan. Although there are no stigmata on the hands or feet of this friar to suggest that he is St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the order, images of St. Francis with a skeleton, as a symbol of death, occur frequently in Franciscan art. The image may also relate to St. Francis' poem 'The Canticle of the Creatures,' in which he refers to death as 'our sister.'
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a ferial psalter.
Extent125 x 122 mm
- 15th century
- Song book
- Musical notation
- Historiated initial
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