Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 29:3 Service book
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 29:3
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Although the identity of this saint remains to be determined, his black habit indicates that he is a Benedictine monk, and the palm branch that he holds in his left hand indicates that he is a martyr. In Roman times, athletes and warriors were awarded a palm branch as a symbol of victory. Early Christians adapted the Roman symbolism to make the palm symbolize a martyr's spiritual victory over death.
- Initial R with a Benedictine martyr saint
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1470.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a service book. The text is from Psalm 118,'Os meum aperui et attraxi spiritum quia mandata tua desiderabam ...' (I opened my mouth and panted because I longed for your commandments).
Extent115 x 143 mm
- 15th century
- Historiated initial
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