Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 47:1 Gradual
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 47:1
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial I with Christ, a bishop saint (possibly St. Ambrose), and St. Benedict of Nursia.
- This initial probably begins the Introit for the Common of the Doctors of the Church, 'In medio ecclesiae aperuit os eius ...' (In the midst of the temple he opened his mouth). The bishop seated below the head of Christ may be St. Ambrose, one of the four Doctors of the Church, and bishop of Milan from 374-397. The Benedictine saint below is likely to be St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine Order and father of Western monasticism.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a gradual.
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1280.
Extent173 x 234 mm
- 14th century
- Historiated initial
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