Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 74:16 Antiphonary
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Call numberLewis E M 74:16
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial C with the Resurrection
- This initial begins an antiphon that appears to be for Vespers of Easter Sunday, 'Crucifixus surrexit tertia die ...' (The crucified one rose on the third day). It is followed by the first words of Psalms 109-112, which were recited on Sundays at Vespers. The elaborate border contains several miniatures embedded within the frame. In the lower border, the central miniature contains the figures of St. Zenobius, the first bishop of Florence, and his two deacons, Sts. Eugenius and Crescentius. They are flanked by two unidentified martyr saints, who hold palm branches. A roundel in the right border contains four virgin martyr saints, also holding palm branches. A curious scene in the upper border depicts three ducks wading in a pond. The Classical decorative motifs throughout the border are commonly found in Renaissance illumination.
Extent431 x 589 mm
- 15th century
- 16th century
- Historiated initial
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