Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI | |
Lewis E M 25:9 Missal
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Call numberLewis E M 25:9
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial T with the Lamentation of Christ
- This initial begins the first words of the Canon of the Roman Mass, 'Te igitur, clementissme Pater, per Iesum Christum Filium tuum Dominum nostrum, supplices rogamus ac petimus' (We therefore, humbly pray and beseech thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, thy son, our lord). In the narrative of Christ's Passion, the lamentation over Christ's dead body follows his deposition from the Cross. The Virgin is joined in her sorrow by other witnesses to the Crucifixion; in this initial John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus accompany her. Lamentation scenes such as this one formed the basis for the popular late medieval devotional image known as the Pietà, in which the Virgin mourns alone as she cradles Christ's body. Attavante degli Attavanti (b. 1452-1520/25) was one of Florence's most sought after illuminators of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Among his many patrons, were Federigo da Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino (14778), and Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1458-1490).
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1520.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with a decorated initial from a missal.
Extent126 x 137 mm
- 16th century
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