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Lewis E M 25:5 Gradual
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 25:5
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial B with the Holy Trinity
- This initial begins the Introit for the Mass of the Holy Trinity, 'Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas atque indivisa unitas...' (Blessed by the Holy Trinity and indivisible unity). Representations of the Trinity could vary from those that present God as the father, the Holy Spirit as a dove, and Christ as the man Jesus, to images such as this one that present a more nuanced interpretation of this difficult concept. Here, the artist presents the Trinity as a man with three identical faces merged into one head, an image that emphasizes the unity glorified in this Introit. Niccolò di ser Sozzo Tegliacci is a Sienese painter and an illuminator. Little is known about his life: in 1348 he was in debt to the city of Siena, and in 1363 he was mentioned in Siena's Libro delle Arti (Book of the Arts).
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1345-1350.
- This shows this reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from a gradual.
Extent197 x 244 mm
- 14th century
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