Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 70:2 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 70:2
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial T with St. Paul the Apostle
- This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the Commemoration of St. Paul the Apostle (June 30), 'Tollite iugum meum super vos dicit dominus ...'(Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord). Within the foliate forms of the initial is a profile view of a man's head. This is likely a portrait of Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara from 1471-1505. The powerful House of Este had ruled Ferrara since the thirteenth century. Under the patronage of Ercole and his predecessor Borso d'Este, the city became one of the great centers of Italian manuscript illumination in the fifteenth century.
- This image shows the reverse of a leaf with an historiated initial from an antiphonary. This side of the leaf, the true verso, continues the liturgy for the Commemoration of St. Paul the Apostle, which begins on the front.
- This leaf can be dated to ca. 1470-1480.
Extent372 x 445 mm
- 15th century
- Historiated initial
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