Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 69:21 Dogale
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 69:21
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- A dogale (pl. dogali) is a document issued by a doge, the title for the highest elected official in several Italian republics. The Doge of Venice was one of the most powerful among them. Dogali were used to transfer power to certain individuals, granting them various rights, responsibilities, and privileges. Although secular documents, the iconography of illuminated dogale was usually religious in nature to suggest the approval of divine authority. In this miniature, the recipient kneels before St. Dominic, who points upward to the Dove of the Holy Ghost and God the Father. The roundels in the frame contain personifications of the four Cardinal Virtues: (from top left, clockwise) Justice, Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude.
- Leaf from a Dogale
Extent204 x 292 mm
- 16th century
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