Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 46:7 Gradual
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Call numberLewis E M 46:7
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial A with Christ appearing to David and a group of Camaldolese monks
- This initial begins the Introit for the first Sunday in Advent, 'Ad te levavi animam meam ...' (I raise my soul to you). Here, Christ appears above a group of Camaldolese monks and the Old Testament king David, who looks up at him expectantly. This non-biblical scene captures the spirit of the Advent season when Christians prepare for the celebrations of the historic birth of Christ as well as his Second Coming at the end of time. This initial has been attributed to the Sienese illuminator Andrea di Bartolo, an artist active in Siena from ca. 1390 to his death in 1428.
- This is a reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a gradual.
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1400.
Extent208 x 248 mm
- 14th century
- 15th century
- Historiated initial
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